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Vibrations copying optical chaos

Mechanical oscillation in a microtoroidal optical cavity transfers chaos from a pump to a probe laser beam with a different wavelength. Through stochastic resonance, the combination of noise and internal chaotic dynamics leads to amplification of optomechanically induced light self-oscillations.

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Figure 1: Transfer of optical chaos from pump to probe laser beam through nonlinear interactions with a mechanical mode.
Figure 2: Stochastic resonance in an optomechanical system.


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Sciamanna, M. Vibrations copying optical chaos. Nature Photon 10, 366–368 (2016).

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