Volume 129, Number 2, January 2020
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||21 February 2020|
Mode locking in an optomechanical cavity
1 Andrew and Erna Viterbi Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Haifa 32000, Israel
2 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory - Argonne, IL 60439, USA
Received: 29 December 2019
Accepted: 3 February 2020
We experimentally study a fiber-based optical ring cavity integrated with a mechanical resonator mirror and an optical amplifier. The device exhibits a variety of intriguing nonlinear effects including synchronization and self-excited oscillation. Passively generated optical pulses are observed when the frequency of the optical ring cavity is tuned very close to the mechanical frequency of the suspended mirror. The optical power at the threshold of this process of mechanical mode locking is found to be related to quantum noise of the optical amplifier.
PACS: 42.60.Fc – Modulation, tuning, and mode locking / 07.10.Cm – Micromechanical devices and systems
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