Rotation induced cooling of an optically trapped microgyroscope in vacuum

Yoshihiko Arita*, Michael Mazilu, Kishan Dholakia

*Corresponding author for this work

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We demonstrate optical trapping of a microgyroscope rotating at MHz rates in vacuum. The particle is cooled to 40K. This is a major step towards measuring the Casimir force resulting in rotational quantum friction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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