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Efficient optomechanical cooling in one-dimensional interferometers
Author(s): P. Domokos; A. Xuereb; P. Horak; T. Freegarde
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Paper Abstract

We present a scattering model which enables us to describe the mechanical force, including the velocity dependent component, exerted by light on polarizable massive objects in a general one-dimensional optical system. We show that the light field in an interferometer can be very sensitive to the velocity of a moving scatterer. We construct a new efficient cooling scheme, 'external cavity cooling', in which the scatterer, that can be an atom or a moving micromirror, is spatially separated from the cavity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7951, Laser Refrigeration of Solids IV, 79510B (8 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.880045
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P. Domokos, Research Institute for Solid-State Physics and Optics (Hungary)
A. Xuereb, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
P. Horak, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
T. Freegarde, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7951:
Laser Refrigeration of Solids IV
Richard Epstein; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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