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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2014
  • pp: 12410–12423

Modeling of optomechanical coupling in a phoxonic crystal cavity in diamond

Laura Kipfstuhl, Felix Guldner, Janine Riedrich-Möller, and Christoph Becher  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 12410-12423 (2014)

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A photonic and phononic crystal (phoxonic crystal PxC) is a periodically patterned material that can at the same time localize optical and mechanical modes. Here we theoretically model one-dimensional PxC in diamond and find high quality mechanical resonances with very high frequencies > 10 GHz and optical properties comparable to those of PxC in other materials. The simultaneous confinement of photons and phonons leads to an optomechanical interaction that we calculate in a perturbation approach. The optomechanical coupling strengths reach values in the MHz range. We identify design rules to simultaneously achieve high optical and mechanical quality factors along with strong optomechanical coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2014
Published: May 14, 2014

Laura Kipfstuhl, Felix Guldner, Janine Riedrich-Möller, and Christoph Becher, "Modeling of optomechanical coupling in a phoxonic crystal cavity in diamond," Opt. Express 22, 12410-12423 (2014)

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