Mehdi Abdi






Email: mehdi.abdi[at]
Tel: +49-731-50-22903
Room O25/403
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
D-89081 Ulm, Germany

My Research Interests

As a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical physics, I am interested in seeking quantum mechanical behavior in mechanical resonators or simply: quantum-in-mechanics. Since the mechanical systems are not easily controllable in a direct way, other means are necessary for harnessing them; like electromagnetic fields or spin states. Therefore, some of my research interests are:

  • Quantum cavity optomechanics
  • Circuit QED and superconducting qubits
  • Spin-motion interaction

My motivations for working with the mechanical quantum systems are basically twofold: Foundations of physics and quantum information processing. These have brought my attention to the following fields, as well:

  • Testing sources of decoherence and localization
  • Continuous variable quantum information processing by employing mechanical resonators.

My selected Publications

Dissipative optomechanical preparation of macroscopic quantum superposition states
M. Abdi, P. Degenfeld-Schonburg, M. Sameti, C. Navarrete-Benlloch, and M. J. Hartmann
arXiv:1602.07922 [quant-ph] (2016)

Quantum state engineering with circuit electromechanical three-body interactions
M. Abdi, M. Pernpeintner, R. Gross, H. Huebl, and M. J. Hartmann
Physical Review Letters 114, 173602 (2015)

Entanglement swapping with local certification: Application to remote micromechanical resonators
M. Abdi, S. Pirandola, P. Tombesi, and D. Vitali
Physical Review Letters 109, 143601 (2012)

Reversible optical-to-microwave quantum interface
S. Barzanjeh, M. Abdi, G. J. Milburn, P. Tombesi, and D. Vitali
Physical Review Letters 109, 130503 (2012)

Heralded entangled coherent states between spatially separated massive resonators
A. Asadian and M. Abdi
Physical Review A 93, 052315 (2016)

My Publications and preprints on the Google Scholar

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