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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Cavity Optomechanics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Nano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)