Oct 062011
 

cooldown_nat_ta

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)
doi:10.1038/nature10461

Abstract

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
 

optomechanics_nat_gsw

Controlling photonic structures using optical forces

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

Nature 462, 633-636 (3 December 2009)
doi:10.1038/nature08584

Abstract

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

Sep 092011
 

eit_nat_ta

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)
doi:10.1038/nature09933

Abstract

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

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