Oct 062011


Laser cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator into its quantum ground state

Jasper Chan, T. P. Mayer Alegre, Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Jeff T. Hill, Alex Krause, Simon Gröblacher, Markus Aspelmeyer & Oskar Painter

Nature 478, 89-92 (06 October 2011)


The simple mechanical oscillator, canonically consisting of a coupled mass–spring system, is used in a wide variety of sensitive measurements, including the detection of weak forces and small masses. Continue reading »

Sep 092011


Controlling photonic structures using optical forces

Gustavo S. Wiederhecker, Long Chen, Alexander Gondarenko & Michal Lipson

Nature 462, 633-636 (3 December 2009)


The use of optical forces to manipulate small objects is well known. Applications include the manipulation of living cells Continue reading »

Sep 092011


Electromagnetically induced transparency and slow light with optomechanics

Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Thiago P. Mayer Alegre, Jasper Chan, Matt Eichenfield, Martin Winger, Qiang Lin, Jeff T. Hill, Darrick E. Chang and Oskar Painter

Nature 472, 69–73 (07 April 2011)


Controlling the interaction between localized optical and mechanical excitations has recently become possible Continue reading »

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