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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1611–1613

Observation of optical spring effect in a microtoroidal optomechanical resonator

Mani Hossein-Zadeh and Kerry J. Vahala  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1611-1613 (2007)

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We present experimental evidence of the optical spring effect in a silica microtoroid resonator. The variation of the measured mechanical resonant frequency as a function of optical power, optical coupling, and optical detuning is in very good agreement with a model for radiation-pressure-induced rigidity in a silica microtoroid.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(200.4880) Optics in computing : Optomechanics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Mani Hossein-Zadeh and Kerry J. Vahala, "Observation of optical spring effect in a microtoroidal optomechanical resonator," Opt. Lett. 32, 1611-1613 (2007)

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