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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Laser Cooling of Mechanical Systems and Molecules (QThC)

Laser Cooling of a Microcantilever Using a Medium Finesse Optical Cavity

Benjamin Zwickl, Andrew Jayich, and Jack G. e. Harris

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Abstract

A 75mm optical cavity was formed using a microcantilever for one mirror. A finesse of 55 was achieved, not limited by diffraction around the cantilever. The microcantilever was passively laser cooled from 300K to 50K.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

Citation
B. Zwickl, A. Jayich, and J. G. e. Harris, "Laser Cooling of a Microcantilever Using a Medium Finesse Optical Cavity," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper QThC2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=QELS-2007-QThC2


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