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Tests of fundamental physics with optically levitated microspheres in high vacuum
Author(s): David C. Moore
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Paper Abstract

Optically levitated masses can provide extremely sensitive force sensors that are decoupled both thermally and electrically from their environment. Due to these features, they provide ideal sensors for a number of searches for new fundamental interactions, which may appear as tiny deviations in the forces acting on massive or charged objects. These forces are motivated by a number of models of new physics beyond the Standard Model, allowing tests of certain models accounting for dark matter, dark energy, or the microscopic properties of gravity in a table-top scale experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10723, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV, 107230H (7 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2322829
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David C. Moore, Yale Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10723:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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