Brillouin optomechanics

Gaurav Bahl, Tal Carmon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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 (US)
Title of host publicationCavity Optomechanics
Subtitle of host publicationNano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642553127
ISBN (Print)9783642553110
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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