Microcavities can enter a regime where radiation pressure causes oscillation of mechanical cavity eigenmodes. We present a detailed experimental and theoretical understanding of this effect, and report direct scanning probe spectroscopy of the micromechanical modes.
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T. J. Kippenberg, H. Rokhsari, T. Carmon, and K. J. Vahala, "Characterization and Scanning-Probe-Spectroscopy of Radiation Pressure Induced Micro-Mechanical Oscillation of a Microcavity," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QTuK6.
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