Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECE Seminar or Event

Light-Structure Interactions: Opto-Excited Mechanical Vibrations

Dr. Tal Carmon

 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
11:30am - 1:00pm
2211 G.G. Brown Building

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Postdoctoral Fellow California Institute of Technology

About the Event

Optical excitation of the mechanical vibrational mode was recently observed in an on-chip silica cavity with nano-scale accuracy. This opto-mechanical nonlinearity constitutes one of the first interactions of light with structure; and extends phenomena that were formerly known at the molecular level to be also present at the macroscopic scale. Examples for light-structure interactions include our recent observation of Stokes and anti-Stokes lines originating from device vibrations and theoretical predictions (by others) for entanglement of macroscopic objects by the same nonlinearity.

Additional Information

Contact: Beth Olsen

Phone: 763-8040

Email: bethi@umich.edu

Sponsor: EECS/ECE Division

Open to: Public

Web Page: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~tal/