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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Joint CLEO/QELS Symposium on Novel Resonators: Cavity Opto-Mechanics (JMD)

Optomechanical Effects in a Dispersively Coupled High Finesse Cavity and Micromechanical Membrane

Benjamin Zwickl, Jeff E. Thompson, Andrew M. Jayich, Cheng Yang, Florian Marquardt, Steven M. Girvin, and Jack G. Harris

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By dispersively coupling a dielectric membrane to an optical cavity, we laser-cooled it from 294K to 6.82mK. Further, the cavity couples to the square of the membrane’s displacement--a key for QND energy measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(020.3320) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser cooling

B. Zwickl, J. E. Thompson, A. M. Jayich, C. Yang, F. Marquardt, S. M. Girvin, and J. G. Harris, "Optomechanical Effects in a Dispersively Coupled High Finesse Cavity and Micromechanical Membrane," 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 JMD4.

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