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8 February 2011 Efficient optomechanical cooling in one-dimensional interferometers
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Proceedings Volume 7951, Laser Refrigeration of Solids IV; 79510B (2011)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
We present a scattering model which enables us to describe the mechanical force, including the velocity dependent component, exerted by light on polarizable massive objects in a general one-dimensional optical system. We show that the light field in an interferometer can be very sensitive to the velocity of a moving scatterer. We construct a new efficient cooling scheme, 'external cavity cooling', in which the scatterer, that can be an atom or a moving micromirror, is spatially separated from the cavity.
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P. Domokos, A. Xuereb, P. Horak, and T. Freegarde "Efficient optomechanical cooling in one-dimensional interferometers", Proc. SPIE 7951, Laser Refrigeration of Solids IV, 79510B (8 February 2011);

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