Sideband cooling of nearly degenerate micromechanical oscillators in a multimode optomechanical system

C. F. Ockeloen-Korppi, M. F. Gely, E. Damskägg, M. Jenkins, G. A. Steele, M. A. Sillanpää

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Abstract

Multimode optomechanical systems are an emerging platform for studying fundamental aspects of matter near the quantum ground state and are useful in sensitive sensing and measurement applications. We study optomechanical cooling in a system where two nearly degenerate mechanical oscillators are coupled to a single microwave cavity. Due to an optically mediated coupling the two oscillators hybridize into a bright mode with a strong optomechanical cooling rate and a dark mode nearly decoupled from the system. We find that at high coupling, sideband cooling of the dark mode is strongly suppressed. Our results are relevant to novel optomechanical systems where multiple closely spaced modes are intrinsically present.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023826
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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