Fabrication and testing of microfluidic optomechanical oscillators

Kewen Han, Kyu Hyun Kim, Junhwan Kim, Wonsuk Lee, Jing Liu, Xudong Fan, Tal Carmon, Gaurav Bahl

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Abstract

Cavity optomechanics experiments that parametrically couple the phonon modes and photon modes have been investigated in various optical systems including microresonators. However, because of the increased acoustic radiative losses during direct liquid immersion of optomechanical devices, almost all published optomechanical experiments have been performed in solid phase. This paper discusses a recently introduced hollow microfluidic optomechanical resonator. Detailed methodology is provided to fabricate these ultra-high-Q microfluidic resonators, perform optomechanical testing, and measure radiation pressure-driven breathing mode and SBS-driven whispering gallery mode parametric vibrations. By confining liquids inside the capillary resonator, high mechanical- and optical- quality factors are simultaneously maintained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere51497
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Issue number87
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2014

Keywords

  • Issue 87
  • Microfluidics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optomechanics
  • Oscillators
  • Physics
  • Radiation pressure
  • Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS)
  • Whispering gallery resonators (WGR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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    Han, K., Kim, K. H., Kim, J., Lee, W., Liu, J., Fan, X., Carmon, T., & Bahl, G. (2014). Fabrication and testing of microfluidic optomechanical oscillators. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (87), [e51497]. https://doi.org/10.3791/51497