We demonstrate sensitive optical readout of the motion of a wavelength-scale mechanical resonator via its scattering within a high-finesse optical cavity. Static calibration, dynamic monitoring and feedback cooling are presented.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
A. Chijioke and J. Lawall, "Optical Monitoring of a Wavelength-Scale Mechanical Resonator via Cavity Scattering," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuD88.
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