Mirror confinement and control through radiation pressure

J. D. McCullen, P. Meystre, E. M. Wright

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The control of the position of a mirror by radiation pressure is analyzed theoretically. Under realistic noise conditions, the position of a light mirror suspended inside a fixed Fabry-Perot interferometer can be stabilized within a few nanometers with incident powers of less than 1 W.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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