Laser cooling micromechanical structures with high-finesse optical cavities

J. G.E. Harris, J. D. Thompson, B. M. Zwickl, A. M. Jayich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We have realized a high-finesse optical cavity which incorporates a micromechanical cantilever. This cantilever's response to radiation pressure can lead to optical nonlinearity, laser cooling, squeezing, and other quantum optical effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Science, LS 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherLaser Science, LS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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