Quantum-mechanical theory of optomechanical Brillouin cooling

Matthew Tomes*, Florian Marquardt, Gaurav Bahl, Tal Carmon

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We analyze how to exploit Brillouin scattering of light from sound for the purpose of cooling optomechanical devices and present a quantum-mechanical theory for Brillouin cooling. Our analysis shows that significant cooling ratios can be obtained with standard experimental parameters. A further improvement of cooling efficiency is possible by increasing the dissipation of the optical anti-Stokes resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063806
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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