Ultra-high Q optical microresonators allow measuring nanomechanical motion with unprecedented sensitivity. For the first time, we reach a measurement imprecision at the standard quantum limit which has been a long sought-after goal for nanomechanical oscillators.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices
G. Anetsberger, O. Arcizet, E. Gavartin, Q. P. Unterreithmeier, E. M. Weig, M. L. Gorodetsky, J. P. Kotthaus, and T. J. Kippenberg, "Optical Measurement of Nanomechanical Motion with an Imprecision at the Standard Quantum Limit," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JMA3.
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