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Levitated Optomechanics: Phonon cooling, bistability and lasing

August 5, 2016 - 2:30pm
Speaker: 
Mishkat Bhattacharya
Institution: 
Rochester Institute of Technology
Abstract:
In this talk I will first briefly review the field of cavity optomechanics, i.e. the interaction of mechanical oscillators with electromagnetic modes. Subsequently, I will describe cavityless levitated optomechanics. Theoretical activity on the topic will be reported from our group at RIT, in the context of ongoing experiments in various groups including that of our collaborator A. N. Vamivakas at the University of Rochester. Applications such as cooling, force sensing, bistability and phonon lasing will be considered.
 
 
Host: Khan W. Mahmud
CSS 2115