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A Nanoscale Parametric Feedback Oscillator

Villanueva, L. Guillermo and Karabalin, Rassul B. and Matheny, Matthew H. and Kenig, Eyal and Cross, Michael C. and Roukes, Michael L. (2011) A Nanoscale Parametric Feedback Oscillator. Nano Letters, 11 (11). pp. 5054-5059. ISSN 1530-6984. doi:10.1021/nl2031162.

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We describe and demonstrate a new oscillator topology, the parametric feedback oscillator (PFO). The PFO paradigm is applicable to a wide variety of nanoscale devices and opens the possibility of new classes of oscillators employing innovative frequency-determining elements, such as nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), facilitating integration with circuitry and system-size reduction. We show that the PFO topology can also improve nanoscale oscillator performance by circumventing detrimental effects that are otherwise imposed by the strong device nonlinearity in this size regime.

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Matheny, Matthew H.0000-0002-3488-1083
Roukes, Michael L.0000-0002-2916-6026
Additional Information:© 2011 American Chemical Society. Received: September 7, 2011. Revised: October 12, 2011. Published: October 18, 2011. This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Microsystems Technology Office, Dynamic Enabled Frequency Sources Program (DEFYS) through Department of Interior (FA8650-10-1-7029). We thank R. Lifshitz and X. L. Feng for discussions, and P. Ivaldi, E. Defa€y, and S. Hentz for providing us with the AlN/SOI material. L.G.V. acknowledges financial support from Professor A. Boisen and the European Commission (PIOF-GA-2008-220682).
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)FA8650-10-1-7029
Marie Curie FellowshipPIOF-GA-2008-220682
Subject Keywords:Self-sustained oscillator; parametric; nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); improved frequency stability
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Official Citation:A Nanoscale Parametric Feedback Oscillator L. Guillermo Villanueva, Rassul B. Karabalin, Matthew H. Matheny, Eyal Kenig, Michael C. Cross, and Michael L. Roukes Nano Letters 2011 11 (11), 5054-5059
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