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10.04.08 - We have been able to demonstrate for the first time that resolved-sideband cooling can be applied to mesoscopic mechanical oscillators. The availability and performance of this technique represents a major step towards the long-sought goal of ground-statecooling of oscillators consisting of trillions of molecules, as it has already been successfully applied to cool single atomic oscillators held in electromagnetic trap to the motional ground state.

We have been able to demonstrate for the first time that resolved-sideband cooling can be applied to mesoscopic mechanical oscillators. The availability and performance of this technique represents a major step towards the long-sought goal of ground-statecooling of oscillators consisting of trillions of molecules, as it has already been successfully applied to cool single atomic oscillators held in electromagnetic trap to the motional ground state.

>>Resolved-sideband cooling of a micromechanical oscillator

Author:Clément Javerzac-GalySource:Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements
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