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Observation of nonlinear dynamics in an optical levitation system

Ma, Jinyong; Qin, Jiayi; Campbell, Geoff; Guccione, Giovanni; Lecamwasam, Ruvindha; Buchler, Ben; Lam, Ping Koy


Optical levitation of mechanical oscillators has been suggested as a promising way to decouple the environmental noise and increase the mechanical quality factor. Here, we investigate the dynamics of a free-standing mirror acting as the top reflector of a vertical optical cavity, designed as a testbed for a tripod cavity optical levitation setup. To reach the regime of levitation for a milligram-scale mirror, the optical intensity of the intracavity optical field approaches 3 MW cm−2. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Communications Physics
DOI: 10.1038/s42005-020-00467-2
Access Rights: Open Access


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