Brillouin optomechanics

Gaurav Bahl*, Tal Carmon

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In this chapter we introduce the concept of Brillouin optomechanics, a phonon–photon interaction process mediated by the electrostrictive force exerted by light on dielectrics and the photoelastic scattering of light from an acoustic wave. We first provide a review of the phenomenon and continue with the first experiments where stimulated Brillouin optomechanical actuation was used in microdevices, and spontaneous Brillouin cooling was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCavity Optomechanics
Subtitle of host publicationNano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642553127
ISBN (Print)9783642553110
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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