The union of optical microcavities and micro-mechanical resonators in certain devices has enabled radiation-pressure cooling to Kelvin temperatures and realization of new micro-mechanical oscillators. These results, their importance and future prospects are reviewed.
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K. Vahala and T. Kippenberg, "Cavity Opto-Mechanics," 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, 2008), paper JMD3.
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