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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1429–1440

Low power resonant optical excitation of an optomechanical cavity

Yiyang Gong, Armand Rundquist, Arka Majumdar, and Jelena Vučkovič  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1429-1440 (2011)

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We demonstrate the actuation of a double beam opto-mechanical cavity with a sinusoidally varying optical input power. We observe the driven mechanical motion with only 200 nW coupled to the optical cavity mode. We also investigate the pump power dependence of the radio-frequency response for both the driving power and the probe power. Finally, we investigate the dependence of the amplitude of the mechanical motion on mechanical cavity quality factor.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2011
Published: January 12, 2011

Yiyang Gong, Armand Rundquist, Arka Majumdar, and Jelena Vučković, "Low power resonant optical excitation of an optomechanical cavity," Opt. Express 19, 1429-1440 (2011)

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