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Dalziel Wilson is a second year assistant professor in the College of Optical Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics.  Prior to joining the University of Arizona (2018), he was a postdoc at IBM Research, Zurich (2017-2018) and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (2012-2016).  He received his Ph.D. in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2012.  Dr. Wilson is a specialist in the field of cavity optomechanics, and has done seminal work on quantum 

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Courses
  • COI
    Cavity Optomechanics I

  • COII
    Cavity Optomechanics II

  • LBR
    Laser Beams and Resonators

  • POI
    Physical Optics I

Grants
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    CAREER - Torsional Quantum Optomechanics

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2023

    $405.7K
    Active
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    Optomechanical Dark Matter Detectors

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2022

    $449.8K
    Active
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    C: Quantum-Enhanced Inertial Measurement Unit (QEIMU)

    Key Personnel (KP)

    2021

    $5.0M
    Active
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    Small-Scale Fundamental Physics Block Grant

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2021

    $337.8K
    Active
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    Quantum-Enhanced Optomechanical Accelerometers

    Principal Investigator (PI)

    2020

    $450.0K
    Active
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    NSF Convergence Accelerator-Track C: Quantum-Interconnected Optomechanical Transducers for Entanglement-Enhanced Force & Inertial Sensing

    Co-Investigator (COI)

    2020

    $999.8K
Books
  • Cavity Optomechanics with High Stress Silicon Nitride Films

    2012

News
  • Searching for the Music of Dark Matter

    2021

Publications (54)
Recent
  • Ground-state cooling goes 2D

    2023

  • Entanglement-enhanced optomechanical sensing

    2023

  • Optomechanical cooling and inertial sensing at low frequencies

    2023

  • Massive dissipation dilution of a nanomechanical torsion resonator

    2022

  • New horizons: scalar and vector ultralight dark matter

    2022

  • Entanglement-enhanced optomechanical sensor array for dark matter searches

    2022

  • Optical lever measurements with an imprecision below that at theStandard Quantum Limit

    2022

  • A TORSION PENDULUM FOR CHIP-SCALE RELATIVE GRAVIMETRY

    2021

  • Searching for Dark Matter with an Optomechanical Accelerometer

    2021

  • Membrane-based optomechanical accelerometry

    2021

  • Towards observation of radiation pressure shot noise at acoustic frequencies

    2021

  • Searching for Vector Dark Matter with an Optomechanical Accelerometer

    2021

  • Optomechanical sensors as probes for new physics

    2021

  • Optomechanical dark matter detection

    2021

  • Thermal intermodulation noise in cavity-based measurements

    2020

  • A compact trampoline-in-the-middle system for acoustic frequency quantum optomechanics

    2020

  • Towards cavity-free ground-state cooling of an acoustic-frequency silicon nitride membrane

    2020

  • Integrated gallium phosphide nonlinear photonics

    2020

  • Searching for scalar dark matter with compact mechanical resonators

    2020

  • Towards Cavity-Free Ground State Cooling of an Acoustic Frequency Silicon Nitride Membrane

    2020

  • Clamp-Tapering Increases the Quality Factor of Stressed Nanobeams

    2019

  • Optomechanics with one-dimensional gallium phosphide photonic crystal cavities

    2019

  • Generalized dissipation dilution in strained mechanical resonators

    2019

  • Playing quantum noise on a nanomechanical string (Conference Presentation)

    2019

  • Ultralow Dissipation Mechanical Resonators for Quantum Optomechanics

    2019

  • GaP-On-Insulator as a Platform for Integrated Photonics

    2018

  • Gallium phosphide microresonator frequency combs (Conference Presentation)

    2018

  • Elastic strain engineering for ultralow mechanical dissipation

    2018

  • Gallium Phosphide Microresonator Frequency Combs

    2018

  • Evidence for structural damping in a high-stress silicon nitride nanobeam and its implications for quantum optomechanics

    2018

  • Appearance and disappearance of quantum correlations in measurement-based feedback control of a mechanical oscillator

    2017

  • Force metrology using quantum correlations of light due to a room-temperature mechanical oscillator

    2017

  • Quantum correlations of light due to a room temperature mechanical oscillator

    2017

  • Radiation and Internal Loss Engineering of High-Stress Silicon Nitride Nanobeams.

    2017

  • Quantum Correlations of Light from a Room-Temperature Mechanical Oscillator

    2017

  • Appearance and disappearance of motional sideband asymmetry in measurement-based control of a mechanical oscillator

    2016

  • Quantum correlations in measurement-based control of a mechanical oscillator

    2016

  • A strongly coupled Lambda;-type micromechanical system

    2016

  • Near-field integration of a Si 3 N 4 nanobeam and a SiO 2 microcavity for heisenberg-limited displacement sensing

    2016

  • Near-Field Integration of a SiN Nanobeam and a Microcavity for Heisenberg-Limited Displacement Sensing

    2016

  • A strongly coupled Λ-type micromechanical system

    2016

  • Measurement and control of a mechanical oscillator at its thermal decoherence rate

    2015

  • Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator to near its quantum ground state

    2015

  • Cavity Optomechanics: Controlling Mechanical Motion with Radiation Pressure

    2013

  • Cavity optomechanics with high-stress silicon nitride films

    2012

  • Enhancement of mechanical Q factors by optical trapping.

    2012

  • Ultrahigh-Q Mechanical Oscillators Through Optical Trapping of Tethered Membranes

    2012

  • Suppression of extraneous thermal noise in cavity optomechanics

    2012

  • Cavity opto-mechanics using an optically levitated nanosphere

    2010

  • Optical levitation of quantum nano-mechanical resonators

    2009

  • Cavity optomechanics with stoichiometric SiN films.

    2009

  • Preparation of a wave packet through a mixed level in Li2; predissociation of one member of the superposition

    2005

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