Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator

  title={Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator},
  author={Asa S. Hopkins and Kurt Jacobs and Salman Habib and Keith C. Schwab},
Cooled, low-loss nanomechanical resonators offer the prospect of directly observing the quantum dynamics of mesoscopic systems. However, the present state of the art requires cooling down to the milliKelvin regime in order to observe quantum effects. Here we present an active feedback strategy based on continuous observation of the resonator position for the purpose of obtaining these low temperatures. In addition, we apply this to an experimentally realizable configuration, where the position… CONTINUE READING

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