Ultrahigh-Q mechanical oscillators through optical trapping of tethered membranes

D. E. Chang, K. K. Ni, R. Norte, D. J. Wilson, J. D. Hood, O. Painter, H. J. Kimble

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We demonstrate a technique to push the quality factor of a micro-mechanical resonator beyond conventional material and fabrication limits by using an optical field to stiffen and trap a particular motional mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2012
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Science, LS 2012 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2012Oct 18 2012

Publication series

NameLaser Science, LS 2012


ConferenceLaser Science, LS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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