We experimentally observe an opto-mechanical whispering-gallery [WG] resonator vibrating at 11 GHz. We use optical electrostriction to drive mechanical vibration at frequencies which scale inversely with optical wavelength, irrespective of micro-resonator size.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices
M. Tomes and T. Carmon, "Photonic MEMS Vibrating at X-Band Rates (11 GHz)," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuZ4.
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