Design and experimental demonstration of optomechanical paddle nanocavities

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4936966
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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied Physics Letters
ISSN0003-6951
1077-3118
Volume107
Issue23
Pages231107-1231107-5
AbstractWe present the design, fabrication, and initial characterization of a paddle nanocavity consisting of a suspended sub-picogram nanomechanical resonator optomechanically coupled to a photonic crystal nanocavity. The optical and mechanical properties of the paddle nanocavity can be systematically designed and optimized, and the key characteristics including mechanical frequency can be easily tailored. Measurements under ambient conditions of a silicon paddle nanocavity demonstrate an optical mode with a quality factor Q o ∼6000 Qo∼6000 near 1550 nm and optomechanical coupling to several mechanical resonances with frequencies ω m /2π∼ 12−64 ωm/2π∼ 12−64  MHz, effective masses meff ∼350−650 meff∼350−650 fg, and mechanical quality factors Q m ∼ 44−327 Qm∼ 44−327. Paddle nanocavities are promising for optomechanical sensing and nonlinear optomechanics experiments.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationSecurity and Disruptive Technologies; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000823
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