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Optomechanics with a hybrid carbon nanotube resonator

Tavernarakis, A.; Stavrinadis, A.; Nowak, A.; Tsioutsios, I.; Bachtold, A.; Verlot, P.

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A. Tavernarakis

A. Stavrinadis

A. Nowak

I. Tsioutsios

A. Bachtold

P. Verlot


© 2018 The Author(s). In just 20 years of history, the field of optomechanics has achieved impressive progress, stepping into the quantum regime just 5 years ago. Such remarkable advance relies on the technological revolution of nano-optomechanical systems, whose sensitivity towards thermal decoherence is strongly limited due to their ultra-low mass. Here we report a hybrid approach pushing nano-optomechanics to even lower scales. The concept relies on synthesising an efficient optical scatterer at the tip of singly clamped carbon nanotube resonators. We demonstrate high signal-to-noise motion readout and record force sensitivity, two orders of magnitude below the state of the art. Our work opens the perspective to extend quantum experiments and applications at room temperature.


Tavernarakis, A., Stavrinadis, A., Nowak, A., Tsioutsios, I., Bachtold, A., & Verlot, P. (2018). Optomechanics with a hybrid carbon nanotube resonator. Nature Communications, 9(1), Article 662.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 14, 2018
Publication Date Dec 1, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 10, 2018
Publicly Available Date Dec 10, 2018
Journal Nature Communications
Electronic ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 1
Article Number 662
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