Detection of anisotropic particles in levitated optomechanics

Last updated June 24, 2019 by Alessandro Ferraro

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 04:00 PM, MAPTC/0G/006

Speaker: M. Toros (University of Southampton)

We give a pedagogical introduction to the detection of anisotropic nanoparticles in levitated optomechanics. We obtain the full rotational and translational dynamics, as well as, the measured photo-current in a dyne detection [1].  We discuss the recent experimental observation of light torque-induced precession and nutation of a trapped particle [2].
[1] Toroš, M., Rashid, M. and Ulbricht, H., 2018. Detection of anisotropic particles in levitated optomechanics. Physical Review A, 98(5), p.053803.
[2] Rashid, M., Toroš, M., Setter, A. and Ulbricht, H., 2018. Precession motion in levitated optomechanics. Physical review letters, 121(25), p.253601.



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