Low power resonant optical excitation of an optomechanical cavity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gong, Y; Rundquist, A; Majumdar, A; Vucković, J

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 1429 - 1440

PubMed ID

  • 21263684

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.19.001429


  • eng