Optical bistability and mirror confinement induced by radiation pressure

A. Dorsel, J. D. McCullen, Pierre Meystre, E. Vignes, H. Walther

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Abstract

This paper reports the observation of optical bistability due to a radiation-pressure-induced change of the length of a Fabry-Perot resonator. In addition, for higher laser powers, a purely optical mechanism leading to the stabilization of the resonator has been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1550-1553
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume51
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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optical bistability
radiation pressure
resonators
mirrors
high power lasers
stabilization

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Optical bistability and mirror confinement induced by radiation pressure. / Dorsel, A.; McCullen, J. D.; Meystre, Pierre; Vignes, E.; Walther, H.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 51, No. 17, 1983, p. 1550-1553.

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Dorsel, A. ; McCullen, J. D. ; Meystre, Pierre ; Vignes, E. ; Walther, H. / Optical bistability and mirror confinement induced by radiation pressure. In: Physical Review Letters. 1983 ; Vol. 51, No. 17. pp. 1550-1553.
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