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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4769–4772

Fiber-optic ferrule-top nanomechanical resonator with multilayer graphene film

Jun Ma, Wei Jin, Haifeng Xuan, Chao Wang, and Hoi Lut Ho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4769-4772 (2014)

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Compact ferrule-top nanomechanical resonators with multilayer graphene (MLG) diaphragms as vibrating elements are demonstrated. The resonators comprise a suspended MLG film supported by a ceramic ferrule with a bore diameter of 125μm. The mechanical resonance of the graphene film is excited and detected by an all-fiber optical interrogation system. Based on a beam-shape graphene mechanical resonator, a force sensitivity of 3.8fN/Hz1/2 was theoretically predicted. The integration of nanomechanical graphene film with optical fiber simplifies the excitation and interrogation of the resonator and would allow the development of practical fiber-optic sensors for force, mass, and pressure measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2014
Published: August 7, 2014

Jun Ma, Wei Jin, Haifeng Xuan, Chao Wang, and Hoi Lut Ho, "Fiber-optic ferrule-top nanomechanical resonator with multilayer graphene film," Opt. Lett. 39, 4769-4772 (2014)

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