Dissipation-driven two-mode mechanical squeezed states in optomechanical systems

Huatang Tan, Gaoxiang Li, P. Meystre

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In this paper, we propose two quantum optomechanical arrangements that permit the dissipation-enabled generation of steady two-mode mechanical squeezed states. In the first setup, the mechanical oscillators are placed in a two-mode optical resonator while in the second setup the mechanical oscillators are located in two coupled single-mode cavities. We show analytically that for an appropriate choice of the pump parameters, the two mechanical oscillators can be driven by cavity dissipation into a stationary two-mode squeezed vacuum, provided that mechanical damping is negligible. The effect of thermal fluctuations is also investigated in detail and shows that ground-state precooling of the oscillators is not necessary for the two-mode squeezing. These proposals can be realized in a number of optomechanical systems with current state-of-the-art experimental techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033829
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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