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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16471–16477

Radiation pressure driven mechanical oscillation in deformed silica microspheres via free-space evanescent excitation

Young-Shin Park and Hailin Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16471-16477 (2007)

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Opto-mechanical effects including radiation pressure driven mechanical oscillations are observed through direct free-space evanescent excitation of whispering gallery modes in deformed silica microspheres. The simplicity, the robustness, and the relatively high coupling efficiency of free-space evanescent excitation open up new avenues for the exploration and application of opto-mechanical effects.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2007
Published: November 28, 2007

Young-Shin Park and Hailin Wang, "Radiation pressure driven mechanical oscillation in deformed silica microspheres via free-space evanescent excitation," Opt. Express 15, 16471-16477 (2007)

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