Cavity Optomechanics Towards Quantum Regime – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Cavity Optomechanics Towards Quantum Regime

In this talk, I will try to give a general view of the field, Cavity Optomechanics , which deals with the interaction of mechanical resonators with light, confined in high-finesse cavities. Combined with state-of-the-art techniques , the field is promisingly approaching a regime where quantum radiation pressure effects might be dominant .  

The talk will also cover a relevant topic,namely radiation pressure cooling,  that might herald  the experimental demonstration of  reaching the ground state of a nanomechanical resonator. Finally, I will relate the topic to our experiment where we propose using a two-color scheme for both probing and cooling of the mechanical object.