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Cavity Optomechanics: Back-Action at the Mesoscale

Kippenberg, T. J. and Vahala, K. J. (2008) Cavity Optomechanics: Back-Action at the Mesoscale. Science, 321 (5893). pp. 1172-1176. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1156032.

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The coupling of optical and mechanical degrees of freedom is the underlying principle of many techniques to measure mechanical displacement, from macroscale gravitational wave detectors to microscale cantilevers used in scanning probe microscopy. Recent experiments have reached a regime where the back-action of photons caused by radiation pressure can influence the optomechanical dynamics, giving rise to a host of long-anticipated phenomena. Here we review these developments and discuss the opportunities for innovative technology as well as for fundamental science.

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Additional Information:© 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science. K.J.V. acknowledges support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. T.J.K. gratefully acknowledges support via a Max Planck Independent Junior Research Group, a Marie Curie Excellence Grant, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG project Ground State Cooling), and Nanosystems Initiative Munich. The authors thank T. W. Hänsch for discussions.
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