Tag: Optomechanics

Observation of Quantum Motion of a Nanomechanical Resonator

Observation of Quantum Motion of a Nanomechanical Resonator from PRL Editors’ Suggestions by Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Jasper Chan, Jeff T. Hill, Thiago P. Mayer Alegre, Alex Krause, and Oskar Painter Author(s): Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Jasper Chan, Jeff T. Hill, Thiago P. Mayer Alegre, Alex Krause, and Oskar Painter   In this Letter we use resolved sideband laser cooling to cool a …

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Dynamic modulation of photonic crystal nanocavities using gigahertz acoustic phonons

Dynamic modulation of photonic crystal nanocavities using gigahertz acoustic phonons from Nat. Photonics – AOP by Hubert J. Krenner Nature Photonics. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2011.208 Authors: Daniel A. Fuhrmann, Susanna M. Thon, Hyochul Kim, Dirk Bouwmeester, Pierre M. Petroff, Achim Wixforth & Hubert J. Krenner Abstract: Photonic crystal membranes provide a versatile planar platform for on-chip implementations of …

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Measurement of the quantum zero-point motion of a nanomechanical resonator

Measurement of the quantum zero-point motion of a nanomechanical resonator. (arXiv:1108.4680v1 [quant-ph]) from quant-ph – arXiv by Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Jasper Chan, Jeff T. Hill, T. P. Mayer Alegre, Alex Krause, Oskar Painter We present optical sideband spectroscopy measurements of a mesoscopic mechanical oscillator cooled near its quantum ground state.

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Laser cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator into its quantum ground state.

Laser cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator into its quantum ground state. (arXiv:1106.3614v1 [quant-ph]) from quant-ph – arXiv by Jasper Chan, T. P. Mayer Alegre, Amir H. Safavi-Naeini, Jeff T. Hill, Alex Krause, Simon Groeblacher, Markus Aspelmeyer, Oskar Painter A patterned Si nanobeam is formed which supports co-localized acoustic and optical resonances that are coupled via …

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Electromagnetically induced transparency and slow light with optomechanics

Electromagnetically induced transparency and slow light with optomechanics from Nature by O. Painter Electromagnetically induced transparency and slow light with optomechanics Nature 472, 7341 (2011). doi:10.1038/nature09933 Authors: A. H. Safavi-Naeini, T. P. Mayer Alegre, J. Chan, M. Eichenfield, M. Winger, Q. Lin, J. T. Hill, D. E. Chang & O. Painter Controlling the interaction between …

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In two places at once

In two places at once Quantum superpositions of objects consisting of millions of atoms may be achievable with cavity quantum optomechanical techniques. Published Thu Jul 07, 2011 A fundamental feature of quantum physics is superposition of states, such as the double slit experiment in which a particle passes through both slits at the same time …

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