"Squeezed light from a silicon micromechanical resonator"
Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Simon Gröblacher, Jeff T. Hill, Jasper Chan, Markus Aspelmeyer & Oskar Painter
Also, Amir Safavi-Naeini posted a popular explanation of how his system works in Caltech's Quantum Frontiers blog.
Indeed, a nice achievement that can lead to many improvements in imaging, as we discussed a year ago. Now I'd like to see them removing a liquid Helium cryostat from the system and getting the same results at the room temperature.
|(a) A SEM image of the silicon MEMS resonator used to generate squeezed light|
(b) A numerical model shows the differential in-plane motion of the nanobeams.