Nonlinear Opto-Mechanics Using Radiation Pressure in Micro-Cavities
Professor Tal Carmon,
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and
University of Michigan
The union of optical microcavities and micro-mechanical resonators in certain devices has enabled a new, opto-mechanical coupling by radiation pressure. Recent work on mechanical oscillators is reviewed. Additionally, I will report on recent experimental results showing crossing between optical levels and generation of visible third harmonic in on-chip planar resonators.
Tal Carmon is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He received his B.Sc. (Cum Laude) degree in Mechanical Engineering, his M.S., and Ph.D. degrees (supported by the Eshkol excellence fellowship) in Physics from the Israel Institute of Technology. From 2003–2007 he was a postdoctoral scholar in the applied-physics department at Caltech where he received the "rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship" and the "postdoctoral Fellowship from the Center for the Physics of Information, Caltech" . He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2007.