Laser cooling of a high-temperature oscillator by a three-level system

@article{Lau2016LaserCO,
  title={Laser cooling of a high-temperature oscillator by a three-level system},
  author={Hoi-Kwan Lau and Martin B. Plenio},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={10}
}
  • Hoi-Kwan Lau, Martin B. Plenio
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Physical Review B
  • We study the laser cooling of a mechanical oscillator through the coupling with a dissipative three-level system. Under a background temperature beyond the Lamb-Dicke regime, we extend the standard cooling analysis by separately studying the classical motion and the quantum dynamics of the oscillator. In Ladder-system cooling, the cooling rate degrades by orders of magnitude at large classical motion. This phenomenon causes a critical transition of the final temperature at a hot background. In… CONTINUE READING