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Characterization of a radiation-pressure-driven micromechanical oscillator

Hossein-Zadeh, Mani and Rokhsari, Hossein and Hajimiri, Ali and Vahala, Kerry J. (2006) Characterization of a radiation-pressure-driven micromechanical oscillator. Physical Review A, 74 (2). Art. No. 023813. ISSN 1050-2947. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.74.023813.

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We present for the first time a detailed experimental study of the oscillation frequency, linewidth, RF spectrum and the phase noise of a radiation-pressure-driven micromechanical oscillator in a microtoroid geometry. Through this study we identify the critical parameters for optimal operation of this device and derive key expressions for tailoring the desired characteristics. The outcome of this study paves the ground for exploiting this unique phenomenon in photonic systems as well as fundamental studies in macroscopic quantum mechanics.

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Additional Information:©2006 The American Physical Society (Received 16 February 2006; published 18 August 2006)
Subject Keywords:radiation pressure; micro-optics; optical resonators; phase noise; quantum optics; micromechanical resonators
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