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OSA to host incubator meeting on levitated optomechanics.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 02, 2015 - On Dec 3–4, 2015, The Optical Society will host an incubator meeting on Levitated Optomechanics to discuss innovative technologies surrounding nano-optomechanics. Meeting will seek to address questions surrounding optically levitated nano-particle systems, such as: what new theoretical challenges are presented in understanding this nonconventional nano-optomechanical platform and what the prospects are for hybrid quantum systems based on this modality.

The Optical Society (OSA) - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

The Optical Society to Host an Incubator Meeting on Levitated Optomechanics

Press release date: Dec 01, 2015

Leaders from academia, industry and government to discuss innovative nano-optomechanic technologies and their importance for the future of research and advancement

WASHINGTON – The Optical Society (OSA) will host an incubator meeting on Levitated Optomechanics on Thursday, 3 December 2015 and Friday, 4 December 2015 at the OSA headquarters. The purpose of this incubator meeting will be to discuss the innovative technologies surrounding nano-optomechanics and will seek to address the many questions surrounding optically levitated nano-particle systems.  Sample questions to be addressed at the meeting include:

What new theoretical challenges are presented in understanding this nonconventional nano-optomechanical platform?
What are the prospects for hybrid quantum systems based on this modality?
How can we push these mesoscopic systems to the quantum regime and explore non-classicality, the quantum-classical boundary and collapse theories?

WHAT: Levitated Optomechanics
WHEN: Thursday, 3 December 2015 and Friday, 4 December 2015
TIME: 8 AM on 3 December 2015 (please refer to the OSA incubator page for all time listings to this meeting)
HOSTED BY:
Peter Barker, University College, London, UK
Mishkat Bhattacharya, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester, Institute of Optics, Rochester, NY, USA

For more information about this incubator or other incubators, please visit:
www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/osa_incubator_meetings/

Interested in attending?

There are a limited number of spaces available to this event, for interested individuals and members of the press, please send a brief letter of interest expressing your intent to the Media Relations team at MediaRelations@osa.org.

About The Optical Society
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