All-optical nanomechanical heat engine

Andreas Dechant, Nikolai Kiesel, Eric Lutz

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We propose and theoretically investigate a nanomechanical heat engine. We show how a levitated nanoparticle in an optical trap inside a cavity can be used to realize a Stirling cycle in the underdamped regime. The all-optical approach enables fast and flexible control of all thermodynamical parameters and the efficient optimization of the performance of the engine. We develop a systematic optimization procedure to determine optimal driving protocols. Further, we perform numerical simulations with realistic parameters and evaluate the maximum power and the corresponding efficiency.

元の言語English
記事番号183602
ジャーナルPhysical review letters
114
発行部数18
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2015 5 6

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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