Radiation pressure induced oscillations of an optically levitating mirror

Satyam Shekhar Jha, Tal Carmon, Fan Cheng, Lev Deych

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Optical Fabry-Perot cavity with a movable mirror is a paradigmatic optomechanical system. While usually the mirror is supported by a mechanical spring, it has been shown that it is possible to keep one of the mirrors in a stable equilibrium purely by optical levitation without any mechanical support. In this work, we expand previous studies of the nonlinear dynamics of such a system by demonstrating a possibility for mechanical parametric instability and the emergence of the “phonon laser” phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035123
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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