Rotation induced cooling of an optically trapped microgyroscope in vacuum

Yoshihiko Arita, Michael Mazilu, Kishan Dholakia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We demonstrate optical trapping of a microgyroscope rotating at MHz rates in vacuum. The particle is cooled to 40K. This is a major step towards measuring the Casimir force resulting in rotational quantum friction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557529879
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2013 Oct 62013 Oct 10

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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