Abstract

We study hybrid optical cooling of rare-earth-doped mesoscopic crystals via the anti-Stokes fluorescence and collective photon recoil effect inside them. The proposed cooling scheme, composed of a radio-frequency trap and a three-dimensional optical potential, makes it possible to cool doped nanocrystals down to an external temperature of 108  K. By achieving the mechanical action values of 10, we come close to the macroscopic quantum states of a solid matter. Such deep translational cooling of nanocrystals paves the way to fundamental studies on the solid state and to applications in low-temperature chemistry and biophysics.

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