A Caltech Library Service

Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator

Hopkins, Asa and Jacobs, Kurt and Habib, Salman and Schwab, Keith (2003) Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator. Physical Review B, 68 (23). Art. No. 235328. ISSN 1098-0121. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.68.235328.

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Cooled, low-loss nanomechanical resonators offer the prospect of directly observing the quantum dynamics of mesoscopic systems. However, the present state of the art requires cooling down to the milliKelvin regime in order to observe quantum effects. Here we present an active feedback strategy based on continuous observation of the resonator position for the purpose of obtaining these low temperatures. In addition, we apply this to an experimentally realizable configuration, where the position monitoring is carried out by a single-electron transistor. Our estimates indicate that with current technology this technique is likely to bring the required low temperatures within reach.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription Paper
Schwab, Keith0000-0001-8216-4815
Additional Information:© 2003 American Physical Society. Received 25 February 2003; revised manuscript received 2 July 2003; published 24 December 2003. The authors would like to thank Miles Blencowe, Alexander Korotkov, Daniel Steck, Howard Wiseman, Bernard Yerke, and Yong Zhang for helpful conversations and suggestions. Figure 1 is reprinted courtesy of Los Alamos Science. This research was supported in part by the Department of Energy, under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)W-7405-ENG-36
Issue or Number:23
Classification Code:PACS: 85.85.1j, 85.35.Gv, 03.65.Ta, 45.80.1r
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20160523-125641059
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Feedback cooling of a nanomechanical resonator Asa Hopkins, Kurt Jacobs, Salman Habib, and Keith Schwab Phys. Rev. B 68, 235328 (2003) – Published 24 December 2003
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:67261
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:23 May 2016 22:30
Last Modified:11 Nov 2021 00:29

Repository Staff Only: item control page