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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1841–1845

Light-pressure bistability at microwave frequencies

A. Gozzini, F. Maccarrone, F. Mango, I. Longo, and S. Barbarino  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1841-1845 (1985)

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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

Original Manuscript: April 17, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985

A. Gozzini, I. Longo, S. Barbarino, F. Maccarrone, and F. Mango, "Light-pressure bistability at microwave frequencies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1841-1845 (1985)

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