Surface optomechanics: Observation of surface acoustic resonances in whispering gallery resonators

Gaurav Bahl, John Zehnpfennig, Matthew Tomes, Tal Carmon

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate the excitation of a mechanical Rayleigh surface mode through optical electrostriction in a silica microsphere resonator. These modes have applications in optomechanical photonic oscillators and surface acoustic wave based sensing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 1 May 20116 May 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period1/05/116/05/11

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