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Quasi-two-dimensional optomechanical crystals with a complete phononic bandgap

Alegre, Thiago P. Mayer and Safavi-Naeini, Amir and Winger, Martin and Painter, Oskar (2011) Quasi-two-dimensional optomechanical crystals with a complete phononic bandgap. Optics Express, 19 (6). pp. 5658-5669. ISSN 1094-4087.

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A fully planar two-dimensional optomechanical crystal formed in a silicon microchip is used to create a structure devoid of phonons in the GHz frequency range. A nanoscale photonic crystal cavity is placed inside the phononic bandgap crystal in order to probe the properties of the localized acoustic modes. By studying the trends in mechanical damping, mode density, and optomechanical coupling strength of the acoustic resonances over an array of structures with varying geometric properties, clear evidence of a complete phononic bandgap is shown.

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Additional Information:© 2011 Optical Society of America. Received 21 Dec 2010; revised 21 Feb 2011; accepted 22 Feb 2011; published 11 Mar 2011. This work was supported by the DARPA/MTO ORCHID program through a grant from AFOSR, and the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech. ASN gratefully acknowledges support from NSERC.
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Issue or Number:6
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (220.4880) Optomechanics; (230.5298) Photonic crystals; (230.1040) Acoustooptical devices
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Official Citation:Thiago P. Mayer Alegre, Amir Safavi-Naeini, Martin Winger, and Oskar Painter, "Quasi-two-dimensional optomechanical crystals with a complete phononic bandgap," Opt. Express 19, 5658-5669 (2011)
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