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

Gaurav Bahl, John Zehnpfennig, Matthew Tomes, Tal Carmon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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 (US)
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 - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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