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Abstract by Ty Beus

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Presenter's Name

Ty Beus

Degree Level

Doctorate

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Department

Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

Manuel Berrondo

Title

Cat States, Decoherence ,and Rotational Smearing in Optomechanical Systems

Abstract

Optomechanical systems consist of  a laser cavity coupled with a moving microscopic mirror. Such a system creates cat states which approximate qubits. AnotherAnother feature of this system is decoherence effects. Decoherence is essentially a loss of information when coupled with another system, in this case, loss of rotational information, shown in a phase diagram. Here, we explore the development of these cat states, as well as the effects of decoherence which lead to a rotational smearing effect.