Cavity optomechanics using an optically levitated nanosphere

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Date: 
2010-03-27
Author(s): 

D.E. Chang, C.A. Regal, S.B. Papp, D.J. Wilson, J. Ye, O. Painter, H.J. Kimble, P. Zoller

Reference: 

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 1005 (2010)

The authors propose a novel approach to prepare mesoscopic mechanical systems in superposition, or entangled states at room temperatures. A promising setup for the implementation of these ideas consists of levitated nanospheres coupled to high-finesse cavities.