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Nature Physics 5, 458 - 460 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nphys1324

Subject Category: Electronics, photonics and device physics

Optomechanics: Photons refrigerating phonons

Andrew Cleland1

  1. Andrew Cleland is in the Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA.
    e-mail: anc@physics.ucsb.edu


Optomechanics is a promising route towards the observation of quantum effects in relatively large structures. Three papers, each discussing a different implementation, now combine optical sideband and cryogenic cooling to refrigerate mechanical resonators to fewer than 60 phonons.

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