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November 23rd, 2010

Qubits, meet photons

Abstract:
Optomechanics, in which light couples to a nanoscale mechanical device (usually an oscillator), is an emergent area of activity in the field of quantum optics and quantum computation, particularly now that experimentalists have cooled certain devices to their quantum ground state. Various proposals have been made regarding so-called light-matter interfaces; the primary challenge appears to be that of developing an optical interface for qubits, which are typically based on spin or charge.

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