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Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity

Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity
Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity
We investigate optomechanical forces on a nearly lossless scatterer, such as an atom pumped far off-resonance or a micromirror, inside an optical ring cavity. Our model introduces two additional features to the cavity: an isolator is used to prevent circulation and resonant enhancement of the pump laser field and thus to avoid saturation of or damage to the scatterer, and an optical amplifier is used to enhance the effective Q-factor of the counterpropagating mode and thus to increase the velocity-dependent forces by amplifying the back-scattered light. We calculate friction forces, momentum diffusion, and steady-state temperatures to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed setup.
0950-0340
1342-1348
Xuereb, André
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Horak, Peter
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Freegarde, Tim
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Xuereb, André
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Horak, Peter
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Freegarde, Tim
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Xuereb, André, Horak, Peter and Freegarde, Tim (2011) Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity. [in special issue: New Cooling Mechanisms for Atoms and Molecules] Journal of Modern Optics, 58 (15), 1342-1348. (doi:10.1080/09500340.2011.559316).

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Abstract

We investigate optomechanical forces on a nearly lossless scatterer, such as an atom pumped far off-resonance or a micromirror, inside an optical ring cavity. Our model introduces two additional features to the cavity: an isolator is used to prevent circulation and resonant enhancement of the pump laser field and thus to avoid saturation of or damage to the scatterer, and an optical amplifier is used to enhance the effective Q-factor of the counterpropagating mode and thus to increase the velocity-dependent forces by amplifying the back-scattered light. We calculate friction forces, momentum diffusion, and steady-state temperatures to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed setup.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 3 March 2011
Published date: 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 205583
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205583
ISSN: 0950-0340
PURE UUID: f4d97ed6-bbaf-4598-9214-aee644c5470d
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for Tim Freegarde: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0680-1330

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2011 15:20
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:01

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