Tom Purdy is currently a physicist in the Quantum Optics Group, Quantum Measurement Division, PML at NIST. Dr. Purdy is interested in harnessing the quantum effects intrinsic in the mechanical interaction of light with macroscopic mechanical resonators to improve measurement and metrology. Previously, Dr. Purdy has worked on a wide variety of optomechanical systems as a postdoctoral researcher at JILA and in his graduate work at UC Berkeley.
Awards and Honors:
2010 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
Observation of Radiation Pressure Shot Noise on a Macroscopic Object, T. P. Purdy, R. W. Peterson, and C. A. Regal. Science 339, 801 (2013)
Strong Optomechanical Squeezing of Light, T. P. Purdy. P.-L. Yu, N. S. Kampel, R. W. Peterson, and C. A. Regal. Phys. Rev. X 3, 031012 (2013)
Bidirectional and efficient conversion between microwave and optical light, R. W. Andrews, R. W. Peterson, T. P. Purdy, K. Cicak, R. W. Simmonds, C. A. Regal, and K. W. Lehnert. Nature Physics 10, 321 (2014)