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
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 2014 Jun 82014 Jun 13

Other

Other2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period14/6/814/6/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Arita, Y., Mazilu, M., & Dholakia, K. (2014). Rotation induced cooling of an optically trapped microgyroscope in vacuum. Paper presented at 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014, San Jose, United States.