Quantum back-action limited optomechanical cavity using microresonator: Towards calibration of quantum noises for LIGO

Robinjeet Singh, Louisiana State University
Joseph Bowers, Louisiana State University
Garrett May, Louisiana State University
Garrett D. Cole, Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology
Thomas R. Corbitt, Louisiana State University


We observe the radiation pressure effects of light on micromechanical resonator. Such measurements serve as initial steps towards testing macroscopic quantum mechanics and hence developing Quantum Non Demolition techniques for future Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory. © 2013 The Optical Society.