Evidence of bistability induced by radiation pressure in a system operating at millimeter bandwidth is presented. The transmittance of a microwave cavity equipped with a movable mirror becomes bistable under the variation of two control parameters: the incident field intensity and the incident field frequency. Good agreement between theory and experiment has been achieved.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
A. Gozzini, F. Maccarrone, F. Mango, I. Longo, and S. Barbarino, "Light-pressure bistability at microwave frequencies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1841-1845 (1985)