We experimentally actuate mechanical whispering-gallery modes and wineglass modes in ultra-high-Q microfluidic optomechanical resonators by means of the electrostrictive Brillouin scattering nonlinearity at frequencies spanning 7.4 MHz - 11 GHz.
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G. Bahl, K. H. Kim, W. Lee, J. Liu, X. Fan, and T. Carmon, "Brillouin actuation of whispering-gallery modes on microfluidic optomechanical oscillators," in Frontiers in Optics 2013, I. Kang, D. Reitze, N. Alic, and D. Hagan, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FTu4C.4.
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