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Optical Cooling Using the Dipole Force

  • André Xuereb

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. André Xuereb
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  3. Atomic Physics Theory and Cooling Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
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  4. Scattering Models and Their Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
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      Pages 115-135
  5. Experimental Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Cavity Cooling Cavity-Mediated Cooling Cooling with a Memory Dipole Force Dissipative Dynamics Laser Cooling Optical Cooling Optomechanical Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • André Xuereb
    • 1
  1. 1., School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueen's University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29715-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29714-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29715-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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