Figure 1
Adapted from S. Camerer et al. [3]

Figure 1: A hybrid atom-nanomechanical interface used by Camerer et al. [3]. The mechanical oscillator (a thin silicon nitride membrane) is coupled to a cold atomic sample (right) by an optical field. Importantly, the coupling via the standing wave laser fields allows the researchers to entirely separate the physical locations, which may prove highly versatile in future, cryogenic experiments.