Optomechanics Learning Material

A ‘resource library’ has been assembled from the lectures presented at Les Houches Summer School (Grenoble, France) in August 2015 sponsored by cQOOM ITN.  It features a series of lectures and seminars on fundamental topics in Optomechanics by leading experts in the field.



Course 1:  Early history and fundamentals of optomechanics by A. Heidmann (UPMC)

Course 2: Gravitational Wave Detection by D. Blair (University of Western Australia)

Course3:  Quantum Optomechanics with Macroscopic Test Masses, Basic Notations by Y. Chen (Caltech)

Course 4:  Quantum measurements & quantum optomechanics by A. Clerk (McGill Univ.)

Course 5:  Advanced gravitational-wave interferometers by Nergi Mavalvala (MIT)

Course 6:  Quantum Physics with Microspheres by O. Romero-Isart (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

Course 7:  Basics of microwave electro-optomechanics by A. Cleland (U. of Chicago)

Course 8:  Coupling mechanics and spins in diamond by A. Jayich (UCSB)

Course9:  Electromechanical entanglement, memory, and transduction by K. Lehnert (JILA, U. of Colorado and NIST, Boulder)

Course10:  Hybrid Optomechanics by P. Treutlein (U. of Basel)

Course 11:  Quantum Optomechanics and quantum heat engines by P. Meystre (U. of Arizona)

Course 12:  Design and engineering of optomechanical crystals by O. Painter (Caltech)


Seminar 1:  Optomechanics with Blue Detuning by K. Hammerer (LUH)

Seminar 2:  Speed Meter by S. Hild (U. of Glasgow)

Seminar 3:  Optical microresonators by T.J. Kippenberg (EPFL)

Seminar 4:  Casimir Forces by S. Reynaud (UPMC)

Seminar 5:  Decoherence / Is the Moon where nobody looks by S. Reynaud (UPMC)

Seminar 6:  Nanomechanical resonators by C. Riedel (Perimeter Institute)

Seminar 7:  Silicon nitride strings as nanomechanical resonators by E. Weig (UKON)


Prof. Florian Marquardt’s lecture on Quantum Machines: Measurement and Control of Engineered Quantum Systems”. Les Houches Lecture Notes, Vol. 96. eds. M. Devoret, B. Huard, R. Schoelkopf, L. F. Cugliandolo, Oxford University Press 2014, available here.