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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12424–12432

Optomechanical coupling in photonic crystal supported nanomechanical waveguides

W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, and Hong X. Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12424-12432 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012424


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Abstract

We report improved optomechanical properties of a nano-mechanical beam resonator embedded in an optical race-track resonator. Precise control of the mechanical resonator is achieved by clamping the beam between two low-loss photonic crystal waveguide couplers. The low insertion loss and the rigid mechanical support provided by the couplers yield both good mechanical and optical Q-factors for improved signal quality.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

Citation
W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, and Hong X. Tang, "Optomechanical coupling in photonic crystal supported nanomechanical waveguides," Opt. Express 17, 12424-12432 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12424


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