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Optical Trapping Applications
Monterey, California United States
April 4-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-909-1
Fundamental Systems (OTMB)

Optical trapping and cooling of glass microspheres

Mark G. Raizen, Tongcang Li, Simon Kheifets, and David Medellin  »View Author Affiliations


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We report optical trapping of glass microspheres in air and vacuum, and measurement of Brownian motion of single microspheres at different pressures. We have also cooled the center of mass in vacuum to 2 mK.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

M. G. Raizen, T. Li, S. Kheifets, and D. Medellin, "Optical trapping and cooling of glass microspheres," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTMB1.

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