We demonstrate radiation pressure cooling of silicon nitride membranes, patterned as subwavelength gratings, from room temperature to sub-kelvin temperatures. We discuss the current limitations and future prospects of grating membranes in optomechanics.
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u. Kemiktarak, J. Lawall, M. Durand, and M. Metcalfe, "Optomechanics with Subwavelength Gratings," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper LW2J.3.
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