OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001429


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1303 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

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

Citation
Yiyang Gong, Armand Rundquist, Arka Majumdar, and Jelena Vučković, "Low power resonant optical excitation of an optomechanical cavity," Opt. Express 19, 1429-1440 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1429


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. Van Thourhout, and J. Roels, "Optomechanical device actuation through the optical gradient force," Nat. Photonics 4, 211-217 (2010). [CrossRef]
  2. T. J. Kippenberg, and K. J. Vahala, "Cavity optomechanics: Back-action at the mesoscale," Science 321, 1172-1176 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Schliesser, R. Rivière, G. Anetsberger, O. Arcizet, and T. J. Kippenberg, "Resolved-sideband cooling of a micromechanical oscillator," Nat. Phys. 4, 415-419 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Eichenfield, J. Chan, R. M. Camacho, K. J. Vahala, and O. Painter, "Optomechanical crystals," Nature 462, 78-82 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. Eichenfield, R. Camacho, J. Chan, K. J. Vahala, and O. Painter, "A picogram- and nanometre-scale photonic-crystal optomechanical cavity," Nature 459, 550-555 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. W. H. P. Pernice, M. Li, and H. X. Tang, "Theoretical investigation of the transverse optical force between a silicon nanowire waveguide and a substrate," Opt. Express 17, 1806-1816 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. L. Povinelli, M. Lončar, M. Ibanescu, E. J. Smythe, S. G. Johnson, F. Capasso, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Evanescent-wave bonding between optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 3042-3044 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. M. Povinelli, S. G. Johnson, M. Lončar, M. Ibanescu, E. J. Smythe, F. Capasso, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "High-Q enhancement of attractive and repulsive optical forces between coupled whispering-gallery-mode resonators," Opt. Express 13, 8286-8295 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. T. J. Kippenberg, H. Rokhsari, T. Carmon, A. Scherer, and K. J. Vahala, "Analysis of radiation-pressure induced mechanical oscillation of an optical microcavity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 033901 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. M. Eichenfield, C. P. Michael, R. Perahia, and O. Painter, "Actuation of micro-optomechanical systems via cavity-enhanced optical dipole forces," Nat. Photonics 1, 416-422 (2007). [CrossRef]
  11. M. Notomi, H. Taniyama, S. Mitsugi, and E. Kuramochi, "Optomechanical wavelength and energy conversion in high-Q double-layer cavities of photonic crystal slabs," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023903 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. G. S. Wiederhecker, L. Chen, A. Gondarenko, and M. Lipson, "Controlling photonic structures using optical forces," Nature 462, 633-636 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. M. Li, W. H. P. Pernice, C. Xiong, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, and H. X. Tang, "Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits," Nature 456, 480-484 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. M. Li, W. H. P. Pernice, and H. X. Tang, "Tunable bipolar optical interactions between guided light-waves," Nat. Photonics 3, 464-468 (2009). [CrossRef]
  15. J. Roels, I. De Vlaminck, L. Lagae, B. Maes, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, "Tunable optical forces between nanophotonic waveguides," Nat. Nanotechnol. 4, 510-513 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. T. J. Kippenberg, and K. J. Vahala, "Cavity opto-mechanics," Opt. Express 15, 17172-17205 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. A. H. Safavi-Naeini, T. P. M. Alegre, M. Winger, and O. Painter, "Optomechanics in an ultrahigh-Q two-dimensional photonic crystal cavity," Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 181106 (2010). [CrossRef]
  18. Q. Quan, P. B. Deotare, and M. Lončar, "Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavity Strongly Coupled to the Feeding Waveguide," Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 203102 (2010). [CrossRef]
  19. H. Altug, and J. Vučković, "Experimental demonstration of the slow group velocity of light in two-dimensional coupled photonic crystal microcavity arrays," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111102 (2005). [CrossRef]
  20. D. Englund, A. Faraon, I. Fushman, N. Stoltz, P. Petroff, and J. Vučković, "Controlling Cavity Reflectivity With a Single Quantum Dot," Nature 450, 857-861 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited