Mode-selective control of thermal Brownian vibration of micro-resonator (Generation of a thermal no-equilibrium state by mechanical feedback control)

Kawamura, Y.; Kanegae, R.
September 2017
Applied Physics Letters;9/25/2017, Vol. 111 Issue 13, p133112-1
Academic Journal
Recently, there have been various attempts to dampen the vibration amplitude of the Brownian motion of a microresonator below the thermal vibration amplitude, with the goal of reaching the quantum ground vibration level. To further develop the approach of reaching the quantum ground state, it is essential to clarify whether or not coupling exists between the different vibration modes of the resonator. In this paper, the mode-selective control of thermal Brownian vibration is shown. The first and the second vibration modes of a micro-cantilever moved by a random Brownian motion are cooled selectively and independently below the thermal vibration amplitude, as determined by the statistical thermodynamic theory, using a mechanical feedback control method. This experimental result shows that the thermal no-equilibrium condition was generated by mechanical feedback control.


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