Rotation induced cooling of an optically trapped microgyroscope in vacuum

Yoshihiko Arita, Michael Mazilu, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

We demonstrate optical trapping of a microgyroscope rotating at MHz rates in vacuum. The particle is cooled to 40K. This is a major step towards measuring the Casimir force resulting in rotational quantum friction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Jun 82014 Jun 13

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period14/6/814/6/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Arita, Y., Mazilu, M., & Dholakia, K. (2014). Rotation induced cooling of an optically trapped microgyroscope in vacuum. In CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of American (OSA).