Spectral analysis and parameter estimation in levitated optomechanics

  title={Spectral analysis and parameter estimation in levitated optomechanics},
  author={Chris Dawson and James edward E Bateman},
  journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America B},
Optical levitation of nanoscale particles has emerged as a platform for precision measurement. Extremely low damping, together with optical interferometric position detection, makes possible exquisite force measurement and promises low-energy tests of fundamental physics. Essential to such measurement is an understanding of the confidence with which parameters can be inferred from spectra estimated from the indirect measurement provided by interferometry. We present an apparatus optimized for… 

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