Faculty Notes

Frederick W. Strauch: "Ultraefficient Cooling of Resonators: Beating Sidebar Cooling with Quantum Control"

Posted Nov. 14, 2011: Assistant Professor of Physics Frederick W. Strauch, in collaboration with Kurt Jacobs and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Boston, published a paper describing a new theoretical approach to cooling quantum systems. This work showed that by applying ideas of quantum control one could cool the vibration modes of small oscillators significantly more effectively than traditional methods. This development may one day lead to the development of fully quantum mechanical machines. The paper, “Ultraefficient Cooling of Resonators: Beating Sideband Cooling with Quantum Control,” was published in Physical Review Letters (PRL 107, 177204 (2011)), a prestigious international journal reserved for rapid publication of significant fundamental physics research.