Abstract by Ty Beus
Physics and Astronomy
Cat States, Decoherence ,and Rotational Smearing in Optomechanical Systems
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.