Levitodynamics

Author(s)
C. Gonzalez-Ballestero, M. Aspelmeyer, L. Novotny, R. Quidant, O. Romero-Isart
Abstract

The control of levitated nano- and micro-objects in vacuum-which capitalizes on scientific achievements in the fields of atomic physics, control theory, and optomechanics-is of considerable interest. The ability to couple the motion of levitated systems to internal degrees of freedom, as well as to external forces and systems, provides opportunities for science and technology. Attractive research directions, ranging from fundamental quantum physics to commercial sensors, have been unlocked by the many recent experimental achievements, including motional ground-state cooling of an optically levitated nanoparticle. Here we review the status, challenges, and prospects of levitodynamics, the multidisciplinary research area devoted to understanding, controlling, and using levitated nanoand micro-objects in vacuum.

Organisation(s)
Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information
External organisation(s)
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Journal
Science
Volume
374
No. of pages
11
ISSN
0036-8075
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg3027
Publication date
10-2021
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103026 Quantum optics, 103025 Quantum mechanics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
General
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/levitodynamics(ab5d80b9-5d0f-4d1c-a830-aced8e0776c6).html