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Chaotic Quivering of Micron-Scaled On-Chip Resonators Excited by Centrifugal Optical Pressure

Carmon, Tal and Cross, M. C. and Vahala, Kerry J. (2007) Chaotic Quivering of Micron-Scaled On-Chip Resonators Excited by Centrifugal Optical Pressure. Physical Review Letters, 98 (16). Art. No. 167203. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.167203.

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Opto-mechanical chaotic oscillation of an on-chip resonator is excited by the radiation-pressure nonlinearity. Continuous optical input, with no external feedback or modulation, excites chaotic vibrations in very different geometries of the cavity (both tori and spheres) and shows that opto-mechanical chaotic oscillations are an intrinsic property of optical microcavities. Measured phenomena include period doubling, a spectral continuum, aperiodic oscillations, and complex trajectories. The rate of exponential divergence from a perturbed initial condition (Lyapunov exponent) is calculated. Continuous improvements in cavities mean that such chaotic oscillations can be expected in the future with many other platforms, geometries, and frequency spans.

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Additional Information:©2007 The American Physical Society (Received 26 September 2006; published 19 April 2007)
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