Fano resonances and their control in optomechanics Academic Article uri icon


  • The Fano line profiles, originally discovered in the context of photoionization, have been found to occur in a large class of systems such as resonators, metamaterials, and plasmonics. We demonstrate the existence of such resonances in cavity optomechanics by identifying the interfering contributions to the fields generated at anti-Stokes and Stokes frequencies. Unlike the atomic systems, the optomechanical systems provide great flexibility as the width of the resonance is controlled by the coupling field. We further show how the double cavities coupled by a single optomechanical mirror can lead to the splitting of the Fano resonance and how the second cavity can be used to tune the Fano resonances. The Fano resonances are quite sensitive to the decay parameters associated with cavities and the mechanical mirror. Such resonances can be studied by both pump probe experiments as well as the spectrum of the quantum fluctuations in the output fields. 2013 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Qu, K., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 75

complete list of authors

  • Qu, Kenan||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • June 2013