Cavity optomechanics

Description

Subset of physics that focuses on the interaction between mechanical objects and light. The focus predominantly lies on the amelioration of radiation pressure interaction between matter from the optical resonators or cavities and the light or photons.

Alternative labels

science of cavity optomechanics
field of cavity optomechanics
field of cavity opto-mechanics
can’t identify a synonym
science of cavity opto-mechanics
physics of cavity opto-mechanics
cavity opto-mechanics
physics of cavity optomechanics

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Cavity optomechanics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Cavity optomechanics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Optoelectronic engineer: Optoelectronic engineers design and develop optoelectronic systems and devices, such as UV sensors, photodiodes, and LEDs. Optoelectronic engineering combines optical engineering with electronic engineering in the design of these systems and devices. They conduct research, perform analysis, test the devices, and supervise the research.
Optical engineer: Optical engineers design and develop different industrial applications with optics. They have knowledge of light, light transmission principles, and optics in order to design engineering specs of equipment such as microscopes, lenses, telescopes, and other optical devices.
Optomechanical engineer: Optomechanical engineers design and develop optomechanical systems, devices, and components, such as optical mirrors and optical mounts. Optomechanical engineering combines optical engineering with mechanical engineering in the design of these systems and devices. They conduct research, perform analysis, test the devices, and supervise the research.
Optomechanical engineering technician: Optomechanical engineering technicians collaborate with engineers in the development of optomechanical devices, such as optical tables, deformable mirrors, and optical mounts. Optomechanical engineering technicians build, install, test, and maintain optomechanical equipment prototypes. They determine materials and assembly requirements.

 


 

References

  1. Cavity optomechanics – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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