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Cavity optomechanics with nm-thick membranes

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This thesis focuses on fast and sensitive readout of mechanical motion to answer questions in the foundations of physics. By coupling a silicon nitride membrane to different readout cavities I have explored the thermodynamic costs of time keeping and carried out a bench-top experiment to put bounds on the theory of classical channel gravity. In order to reach these aims, I have developed real time displacement measurements of the motion of a nm-thick silicon nitride membrane. For this, a l...

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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Materials
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Subgroup:
Materials
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-1950-2097
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Subgroup:
Materials
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Supervisor
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Pearson, AN
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EP/M508111/1
Programme:
2015 DTP
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Pearson, AN
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College Fee Scholarship
Funding agency for:
Pearson, AN
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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