Cavity cooling of an optically levitated submicron particle.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The coupling of a levitated submicron particle and an optical cavity field promises access to a unique parameter regime both for macroscopic quantum experiments and for high-precision force sensing. We report a demonstration of such controlled interactions by cavity cooling the center-of-mass motion of an optically trapped submicron particle. This paves the way for a light-matter interface that can enable room-temperature quantum experiments with mesoscopic mechanical systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kiesel, N; Blaser, F; Delić, U; Grass, D; Kaltenbaek, R; Aspelmeyer, M

Published Date

  • August 12, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 110 / 35

Start / End Page

  • 14180 - 14185

PubMed ID

  • 23940352

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3761640

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.1309167110


  • eng