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Title: Cavity optomechanics with a nonlinear photonic-crystal nanomembrane

We have designed, fabricated and characterized a nanomembrane which could be used as a moving end mirror of a Fabry-Perot cavity. The high reflectivity and optimized mechanical properties of the membrane should allow us to demonstrate the mechanical ground state of the membrane. As any sub-micron mechanical resonator, our system demonstrates nonlinear dynamical effects. We characterize the mechanical response to a strong pump drive and observe a shift in the oscillation frequency and phase conjugation of the mechanical mode. Such nonlinear effects are expected to play a role in the quantum dynamics of the membrane as well.
Authors:
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  1. Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, UPMC-ENS-CNRS, Case 74, 4 place Jussieu, F75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)
  2. Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures LPN-CNRS, UPR-20, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis, France and Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, UPMC-ENS-CNRS, Case 74, 4 place Jussieu, F75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)
  3. Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures LPN-CNRS, UPR-20, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis, France and Université Paris Diderot, 10, rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75205 Paris, Cedex 13 (France)
  4. Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures LPN-CNRS, UPR-20, Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390719
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1633; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 11. International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation, Vienna (Austria), 30 Jul - 3 Aug 2012; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CAVITY RESONATORS; CRYSTALS; FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER; GROUND STATES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MEMBRANES; MIRRORS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OSCILLATIONS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; REFLECTIVITY