We demonstrate microwave-frequency mechanical modes of optomechanical crystals having arbitrarily small clamping losses. The optomechanical crystals are connected to the substrate via a phononic bandgap structure, simultaneously isolating and rigidly supporting the optomechanical resonator.
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M. Eichenfield, J. Chan, A. H. Safavi-Naeini, and O. J. Painter, "Optical Probing and Actuation of Microwave Frequency Phononic Crystal Resonators without Clamping Losses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JMB5.
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