Optomechanical Cooling in a Continuous System

  title={Optomechanical Cooling in a Continuous System},
  author={Nils T. Otterstrom and Ryan O. Behunin and Eric A. Kittlaus and Peter T. Rakich},
  journal={Physical Review X},
Radiation-pressure-induced optomechanical coupling permits exquisite control of micro- and mesoscopic mechanical oscillators. This ability to manipulate and even damp mechanical motion with light---a process known as dynamical backaction cooling---has become the basis for a range of novel phenomena within the burgeoning field of cavity optomechanics, spanning from dissipation engineering to quantum state preparation. As this field moves toward more complex systems and dynamics, there has been… 

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