Springer Theses

Optical Cooling Using the Dipole Force

Authors: Xuereb, André

  • Proposes new mechanisms for cavity-mediated optical cooling
  • Applications extend from the nanoscale to metre-sized mirrors
  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the University of Southampton
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This thesis unifies the dissipative dynamics of an atom, particle or structure within an optical field that is influenced by the position of the atom, particle or structure itself. This allows the identification and exploration of the fundamental ‘mirror-mediated’ mechanisms of cavity-mediated cooling leading to the proposal of a range of new techniques based upon the same underlying principles. It also reveals powerful mechanisms for the enhancement of the radiation force cooling of micromechanical systems, using both active gain and the resonance of a cavity to which the cooled species are external. This work has implications for the cooling not only of weakly-scattering individual atoms, ions and molecules, but also for highly reflective optomechanical structures ranging from nanometre-scale cantilevers to the metre-sized mirrors of massive interferometers.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Cooling Using the Dipole Force
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29715-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29715-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29714-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44086-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 188
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