Realization of an Optomechanical Interface Between Ultracold Atoms and a Membrane

Camerer, Stephan and Korppi, Maria and Jöckel, Andreas and Hunger, David and Hänsch, Theodor W. and Treutlein, Philipp. (2011) Realization of an Optomechanical Interface Between Ultracold Atoms and a Membrane. Physical review letters, 107 (22). p. 223001.

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We have realized a hybrid optomechanical system by coupling ultracold atoms to a micromechanical membrane. The atoms are trapped in an optical lattice, which is formed by retro-reflection of a laser beam from the membrane surface. In this setup, the lattice laser light mediates an optomechanical coupling between membrane vibrations and atomic center-of-mass motion. We observe both the effect of the membrane vibrations onto the atoms as well as the backaction of the atomic motion onto the membrane. By coupling the membrane to laser-cooled atoms, we engineer the dissipation rate of the membrane. Our observations agree quantitatively with a simple model.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Experimentelle Nanophysik (Treutlein)
UniBasel Contributors:Treutlein, Philipp and Korppi, Maria and Jöckel, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:11 Oct 2012 15:24

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