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 publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781557529107
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011

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