Harnessing Radiation Pressure
Prof. Carmon has conducted a series of beautiful groundbreaking experiments on optomechanical effects in microshpere resonators. His work includes the demonstration of interesting effects such as spontaneous Brillouin cooling, Brillouin cavity optomechanics with microfluidic devices and many more. He is a great speaker who uses basic intuition to describe his results. Note the attached picture.
In 2005 we were reporting on the centrifugal radiation pressure of light as a new mechanism for actuating mechanical vibrations. Today I will describe our recent results in cooling via light-sound interaction and optical excitation of vibration at >10 GHz rates.