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CAVITY OPTOMECHANICS

Listening to the sound of a bacterium

Vibration modes of a single bacterium are detected experimentally by an optomechanical microcavity, providing a new method for vibrational spectrometry.

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Fig. 1: Cavity optomechanical detection of vibrations of a single bacterium.

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Xu, D., Xiao, YF. Listening to the sound of a bacterium. Nat. Nanotechnol. 15, 420–421 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-020-0681-x

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