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Quantum transport in optomechanical arrays with disorder

Grant number: 14/09254-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Antonio Vidiella Barranco
Grantee:Thales Figueiredo Roque
Supervisor abroad: Florian Marquardt
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:12/10476-0 - Optomechanical systems in a cavity with three mirrors., BP.DR

Abstract

Optomechanical arrays consist of lattices of optical and vibrational modes coupled together by radiation forces. Their effective bandstructure for photons and phonons can be tuned via a laser drive, creating a versatile and novel model system for many condensed-matter phenomena. In this project, we propose to study the effects of disorder on quantum transport in such structures. This will be essential for upcoming first experimental realizations of optomechanical arrays in the near future. (AU)

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