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Nanoparticles levitated by optical fields under vacuum conditions have applications in quantum science, the study of nanothermodynamics and precision sensing. The existing techniques for loading optical traps require ambient conditions and often involve dispersion in liquids, which can contaminate delicate optics and lead to enhanced optical absorption and heating. Here, we present a clean, dry and generic mechanism for directly loading optical traps at pressures down to 1 mbar, exploiting Laser Induced Acoustic Desorption and allowing for the rapid and efficient trapping of nanoparticles.
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1/08/2020 → 31/01/2022
LeviTeQ: Levitated Nanoparticles for Technology and Quantum Nanophysics: New frontiers in physics at the nanoscale
1/02/2019 → 31/01/2024