A micro-opto-mechanical oscillator in a droplet

Gianluca Gagliardi


An experiment performed at the Naples Unit of the National Institute of Optics (INO) of the CNR, has shown the possibility to excite surface waves on tiny liquid droplets using a light beam. The resulting optical device serves as a micro-mechanical oscillator, entirely made of liquid with an almost perfect spherical shape due to natural surface tension.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Colle_Galileo-25123

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