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Brillouin optomechanics

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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.




Bahl, G., & Carmon, T. (2014). Brillouin optomechanics. In Cavity Optomechanics: Nano- and Micromechanical Resonators Interacting with Light (pp. 157–168). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

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