Optomechanics

A strained couple

Coupling between optoelectronic states in a quantum dot and vibrations in a nanowire could lead to new techniques for laser cooling and control of mechanical motion.

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Figure 1: Coupling a semiconductor quantum dot to a nanomechanical oscillator by material strain.
Figure 2: Examples of hybrid systems in which a microscopic quantum system is coupled to a mechanical oscillator.

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Treutlein, P. A strained couple. Nature Nanotech 9, 99–100 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2014.3

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