Optically levitated nanoparticle as a model system for stochastic bistable dynamics
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European Commisision's projectQnanoMECA - Quantum Optomechanics with a levitating nanoparticle (EC-H2020-647901)
SEQOO - Single-Emitter Quantum Optics and Optomechanics (EC-H2020-655369)
Nano-mechanical resonators have gained an increasing importance in nanotechnology owing to their contributions to both fundamental and applied science. Yet, their small dimensions and mass raises some challenges as their dynamics gets dominated by nonlinearities that degrade their performance, for instance in sensing applications. Here, we report on the precise control of the nonlinear and stochastic bistable dynamics of a levitated nanoparticle in high vacuum. We demonstrate how it can lead to efficient signal amplification schemes, including stochastic resonance. This work contributes to showing the use of levitated nanoparticles as a model system for stochastic bistable dynamics, with applications to a wide variety of fields.
CitationRicci, F. [et al.]. Optically levitated nanoparticle as a model system for stochastic bistable dynamics. "Nature Communications", 9 Maig 2017, vol. 8, núm. 15141.