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High-Q double-disk microcavities for cavity optomechanics

Jiang, Xiaoshun and Lin, Qiang and Rosenberg, Jessie and Vahala, Kerry and Painter, Oskar (2009) High-Q double-disk microcavities for cavity optomechanics. Optics Express, 17 (23). pp. 20911-20919. ISSN 1094-4087. doi:10.1364/OE.17.020911.

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We design a double-disk microcavity consisting of a pair of silica microdisks separated by a nanoscale gap region on a silicon chip for cavity optomechanics. We show that this type of photonic structure can provide a per-photon gradient force with a magnitude much larger than for scattering-force-based structures. Moreover, this device provides for nearly independent optimization of optical and mechanical properties. We present the processing details of fabricated devices.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Optical Society of America. Received 14 Aug 2009; revised 26 Sep 2009; accepted 12 Oct 2009; published 30 Oct 2009. This work was supported by DARPA. Xiaoshun Jiang is also grateful for the support of the China Scholarship Council.
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Issue or Number:23
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (200.4880) Optomechanics; (140.3945) Microcavities.
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Official Citation:Xiaoshun Jiang, Qiang Lin, Jessie Rosenberg, Kerry Vahala, and Oskar Painter, "High-Q double-disk microcavities for cavity optomechanics," Opt. Express 17, 20911-20919 (2009)
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