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Optomechanics of Nanowire (past project)

Optomechanics of Nanowire (past project)

At the ANU (CQC2T - Lam group), we have carried out experiments to optically detect and cool nano-mechanical oscillators namely Ag2Ga nanowires by means of photothermal forces. We have demonstrated that by periodic feedback cooling of a nanowire its force sensitivity can be enhanced.

In our group, we investigate atom-like interactions of nano-mechanical oscillators with coherent laser fields for the purpose of developing hybrid sensing devices with unprecedented sensitivity.