Scattering-free optical levitation of a cavity mirror.

@article{Guccione2013ScatteringfreeOL,
  title={Scattering-free optical levitation of a cavity mirror.},
  author={G. Guccione and M. Hosseini and S. Adlong and M. Johnsson and J. Hope and B. Buchler and P. Lam},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 18},
  pages={
          183001
        }
}
  • G. Guccione, M. Hosseini, +4 authors P. Lam
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We demonstrate the feasibility of levitating a small mirror using only radiation pressure. In our scheme, the mirror is supported by a tripod where each leg of the tripod is a Fabry-Perot cavity. The macroscopic state of the mirror is coherently coupled to the supporting cavity modes allowing coherent interrogation and manipulation of the mirror motion. The proposed scheme is an extreme example of the optical spring, where a mechanical oscillator is isolated from the environment and its… CONTINUE READING
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