Rokhsari, H. and Kippenberg, T. J. and Carmon, T. and Vahala, K. J. (2005) Radiation-pressure-driven micro-mechanical oscillator. Optics Express, 13 (14). pp. 5293-5301. ISSN 1094-4087. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ROKoe05
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As Q factor is boosted in microscale optical resonant systems there will be a natural tendency for these systems to experience a radiation-pressure induced instability. The instability is manifested as a regenerative oscillation (at radio frequencies) of the mechanical modes of the microcavity. The first observation of this radiation-pressure-induced instability is reported here. Embodied within a microscale, chip-based device reported here this mechanism can benefit both research into macroscale quantum mechanical phenomena  and improve the understanding of the mechanism within the context of LIGO . It also suggests that new technologies are possible which will leverage the phenomenon within photonics.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 2005 Optical Society of America. Received 10 May 2005; revised 23 June 2005; accepted 24 June 2005. This work was supported by DARPA, NSF and the Caltech Lee Center. H.R. acknowledges Denis Armani for his generous help and T.J.K. acknowledges a postdoctoral fellowship from the CPI.|
|Subject Keywords:||electromagnetic radiation, parametric-instability, microcavities, bistability|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||03 Nov 2005|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 08:41|
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