Computational Modelling Group

Cavity-Mediated Cooling

Research Team
Andre Xuereb
Peter Horak, Timothy Freegarde

Schematic of a particle interacting with an optical resonator mode.

Optical resonators enhance the interaction of light with matter while simultaneously acting as a temporal buffer. Both effects can be exploited to generate light-induced friction, or cooling, forces on atoms, molecules, or micromirrors. We investigate various aspects of these effects through numerical simulations, assisted by approximate analytical models, in this EPSRC and ESF sponsored project.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: MEMS, Photonics

Algorithms and computational methods: Monte Carlo

Programming languages and libraries: C, Matlab

Computational platforms: Iridis, Windows