Low power resonant optical excitation of an optomechanical cavity

Journal Article

We demonstrate the actuation of a double beam optomechanical 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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • January 17, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 1429 - 1440

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Citation Source

  • Scopus