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Учебный семестр
The course is aimed to give an introduction to the concept of how it is possible to manipulate matter with light. We will cover optical tweezers (2018 Nobel prize in Physics), go deeper into the fundamentals of optical forces and torque from the classical and quantum perspectives (e.g. lecture about the LIGO project). Lastly, we will go through the cavity optomechanics and see how it is possible to realize an interplay between phonons and photons. Each topic is supported by unique interesting problems. After this course, each student will gain a nice perspective of the physics behind each effect and will be able to read and analyze related papers about novel discoveries in the field.
Course content

Part 1. Nanoparticle optomechanics    

    1.1 Forces on particles. Optical tweezers
    1.2 Sophisticated effects: optical binding, optical pulling, optical torques 
    1.3 Plasmonic and metamaterials for optomechanics

Part 2. Cavity optomechanics

    2.1 Типы оптомеханического взаимодействия для резонаторов
    2.2 Мандельштам-бриллюэновское рассеяние. Резонансное и нерезонансное.
    2.3 Оптомеханическая нелинейность -классическое рассмотрение. Бистабильность, разогрев и охлаждение.
    2.4 Mandelstam-Brillouin Scattering in the bulk

Part 3. Quantum optomechanics

    3.1 Optomechanical interferometry
    3.2 Quantum-fluctuation interactions (Casimir force, Casimir-Polder potential)
    3.3 Dynamical Casimir effect (optional)
    3.4 Atomic optomechanics and atomic cooling (Doppler cooling, optical viscosity, magneto-optical trap, Sisyphean cooling)

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