A three-mirror system consisting of a light, movable, semitransparent mirror located inside an optical resonator of a normal mirror and a phase-conjugate mirror is theoretically analyzed. The phase-conjugate mirror is composed provided by nearly degenerate four-wave mixing in a Kerr medium. A scheme of confining the movable mirror in a mechanical potential well through radiation pressure is described, with particular attention to the resonant mode structure of the three-mirror system.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 29, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985
Kikuo Ujihara, "Resonances and mirror confinement in a three-mirror phase-conjugate resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1846-1852 (1985)