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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3434–3436

Deformable two-dimensional photonic crystal slab for cavity optomechanics

Thomas Antoni, Aurélien G. Kuhn, Tristan Briant, Pierre-François Cohadon, Antoine Heidmann, Rémy Braive, Alexios Beveratos, Izo Abram, Luc Le Gratiet, Isabelle Sagnes, and Isabelle Robert-Philip  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3434-3436 (2011)

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We have designed photonic crystal suspended membranes with optimized optical and mechanical properties for cavity optomechanics. Such resonators sustain vibration modes in the megahertz range with quality factors of a few thousand. Thanks to a two-dimensional square lattice of holes, their reflectivity at normal incidence at 1064 nm reaches values as high as 95%. These two features, combined with the very low mass of the membrane, open the way to the use of such periodic structures as deformable end mirrors in Fabry–Perot cavities for the investigation of cavity optomechanical effects.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2011
Published: August 30, 2011

Thomas Antoni, Aurélien G. Kuhn, Tristan Briant, Pierre-François Cohadon, Antoine Heidmann, Rémy Braive, Alexios Beveratos, Izo Abram, Luc Le Gratiet, Isabelle Sagnes, and Isabelle Robert-Philip, "Deformable two-dimensional photonic crystal slab for cavity optomechanics," Opt. Lett. 36, 3434-3436 (2011)

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