Muhammad Asjad

Muhammad Asjad
Early Stage Researcher
University of Camerino

Academic background

M.Phil: Master of Philosophy (Electronics), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

M.Sc: Master of Science (Electronics), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Current research topic (PhD)

Cavity optomechanics in the strong coupling regime

In this research project , we study the radiation pressure interaction of a high-finesse optical cavity with a membrane inside. In particular, we study the generation of non-classical states ( Schrödinger’s cat and squeezed states) of the nano-mechanical resonator in a quadratic membrane-in-the-middle setup. The Schrödinger’s cat is generated through a suitably engineered dissipative dynamics exploiting the optomechanical quadratic interaction with a bichromatically driven optical cavity mode. Moreover, we generate the stationary squeezed state of a mechanical resonator in a quadratically coupled optomechanical system, driven by a pulsed laser.


1. M. Asjad, G. S. Agarwal, M. S. Kim, P. Tombesi, G. Di. Giuseppe, D. Vitali, “Robust stationary mechanical squeezing in a kicked quadratic optomechanical system”, arXiv:1309.5485 [quant-ph] (2013).

2. M. Asjad and D. Vitali.“ Reservoir engineering of a mechanical resonator: generating a macroscopic superposition state and monitoring its decoherence”, arXiv:1308.0259 [quant-ph] (2013)

3. M. Asjad, “Cavity Optomechanics with a Bose-Einstein Condensate: Normal mode splitting, Journal of Modern Optics 59:10, 917-922 ( 2012).

4. M. Asjad and F. Saif, “Steady-state entanglement of a Bose-Einstein condensate and a nanomechanical resonator”, Phys. Rev. A 84, 033606 (2011).