Collectively enhanced optomechanical coupling in periodic arrays of scatterers

André Xuereb*, Claudiu Genes, Aurélien Dantan

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We investigate the optomechanical properties of a periodic array of identical scatterers placed inside an optical cavity and extend our previous results. We show that operating at the points where the array is transmissive results in linear optomechanical coupling strengths between the cavity field and collective motional modes of the array that may be several orders of magnitude larger than is possible with an equivalent reflective ensemble. We describe and interpret these effects in detail and investigate the nature of the scaling laws of the coupling strengths for the different transmissive points in various regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053803
JournalPhysical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 04 Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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