We analyze the features of the output field of a generic optomechanical system that is driven by a control field and a nanosecond driven pulse, and find a robust high-order sideband generation in optomechanical systems. The typical spectral structure, plateau and cutoff, confirms the nonperturbative nature of the effect, which is similar to high-order harmonic generation in atoms or molecules. Based on the phenomenon, we show that the carrier-envelope phase of laser pulses that contain huge numbers of cycles can cause profound effects.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2012
Published: January 29, 2013
Hao Xiong, Liu-Gang Si, Xin-You Lü, Xiaoxue Yang, and Ying Wu, "Carrier-envelope phase-dependent effect of high-order sideband generation in ultrafast driven optomechanical system," Opt. Lett. 38, 353-355 (2013)