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The stress of light cools vibration

Nature Physics volume 8, pages 180181 (2012) | Download Citation

Brillouin scattering of light is now shown to attenuate the Brownian motion of microscopic acoustic resonators. This electrostrictive phenomenon could be a useful complement to the ponderomotive and photothermal effects that can optically control optomechanical systems.

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  1. Ivan Favero is at the Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS, UMR 7162, F-75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

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