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 ====== Exploring quantum mechanics at macroscopic scale  ====== ====== Exploring quantum mechanics at macroscopic scale  ======
  
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 Physicists are devoting substantial efforts to bring mechanics to the quantum regime. Among the many motivations is the desire to tackle the long-standing question on whether quantum theory applies to any scale, and in particular to macroscopic masses. Physicists are devoting substantial efforts to bring mechanics to the quantum regime. Among the many motivations is the desire to tackle the long-standing question on whether quantum theory applies to any scale, and in particular to macroscopic masses.
-Through a collaborative project between our group and the Kippenberg group at Lausanne, we have proposed a realistic approach to induce a single excitation into the vibrational mode of a mechanical oscillator. Our proposal relies on conditional detections and might significantly facilitate the realization of quantum opto-mechanics as it does not use non-classical light states to create quantum mechanical states. Our work has been published in [[publications:​bib:​galland2014a|Phys. Rev. Lett]] and highlighted by [[http://​www.sciencemag.org/​content/​344/​6183/​451.1.short|Science Magazine]] and [[http://​actu.epfl.ch/​news/​toward-new-tests-of-quantum-mechanics-at-macroscop/​|EPFL]].+Through a collaborative project between our group and the [[http://​k-lab.epfl.ch/​|Kippenberg group at Lausanne]], we have proposed a realistic approach to induce a single excitation into the vibrational mode of a mechanical oscillator. Our proposal relies on conditional detections and might significantly facilitate the realization of quantum opto-mechanics as it does not use non-classical light states to create quantum mechanical states. Our work has been published in [[publications:​bib:​galland2014a|Phys. Rev. Lett]] and highlighted by [[http://​www.sciencemag.org/​content/​344/​6183/​451.1.short|Science Magazine]] and [[http://​actu.epfl.ch/​news/​toward-new-tests-of-quantum-mechanics-at-macroscop/​|EPFL]].