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Son et lumière

The confinement of photons in a resonant cavity is the basis of laser operation. A device that has a resonant cavity for acoustic phonons inside an optical cavity enhances the interaction between sound and light.

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Figure 1: A cavity within a cavity.

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Worlock, J., Roukes, M. Son et lumière . Nature 421, 802–803 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/421802a

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