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An Optomechanical Oscillator on a Silicon Chip

Hossein-Zadeh, Mani and Vahala, Kerry J. (2010) An Optomechanical Oscillator on a Silicon Chip. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 16 (1). pp. 276-287. ISSN 1077-260X. doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2009.2031066.

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The recent observation on radiation-pressure-driven self-sustained oscillation in high-Q optical microresonators has created new possibilities for development of photonic devices that benefit from unique functionalities offered by these “optomechanical oscillators” (OMOs). Here, we review the physics, fundamental characteristics, and potential applications of OMOs using the silica microtoroidal OMO as an example.

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Additional Information:© 2010 IEEE. Manuscript received May 4, 2009; revised August 4, 2009. First published November 10, 2009; current version published February 5, 2010. This work was supported in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in part by the Caltech Lee Center for Advanced Networking, and in part by Caltech Center for Physics of Information.
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Subject Keywords:Optical oscillators, optical resonators, optomechanical interaction
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