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Diamond optomechanical crystals

Burek, Michael J. and Cohen, Justin D. and Meenehan, Seán M. and El-Sawah, Nayera and Chia, Cleaven and Ruelle, Thibaud and Meesala, Srujan and Rochman, Jake and Atikian, Haig A. and Markham, Matthew and Twitchen, Daniel J. and Lukin, Mikhail D. and Painter, Oskar and Lončar, Marko (2016) Diamond optomechanical crystals. Optica, 3 (12). pp. 1404-1411. ISSN 2334-2536. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170113-151503447

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Abstract

Cavity-optomechanical systems realized in single-crystal diamond are poised to benefit from its extraordinary material properties, including low mechanical dissipation and a wide optical transparency window. Diamond is also rich in optically active defects, such as the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) and silicon-vacancy (SiV) centers, which behave as atom-like systems in the solid state. Predictions and observations of coherent coupling of the NV electronic spin to phonons via lattice strain have motivated the development of diamond nanomechanical devices aimed at the realization of hybrid quantum systems in which phonons provide an interface with diamond spins. In this work, we demonstrate diamond optomechanical crystals (OMCs), a device platform to enable such applications, wherein the co-localization of ∼200  THz photons and few to 10 GHz phonons in a quasi-periodic diamond nanostructure leads to coupling of an optical cavity field to a mechanical mode via radiation pressure. In contrast to other material systems, diamond OMCs operating in the resolved-sideband regime possess large intracavity photon capacities (>10^5) and sufficient optomechanical coupling rates to reach a cooperativity of ∼20 at room temperature, allowing for the observation of optomechanically induced transparency and the realization of large-amplitude optomechanical self-oscillations.


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https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.001404DOIArticle
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https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.04166arXivDiscussion Paper
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Painter, Oskar0000-0002-1581-9209
Additional Information:© 2016 Optical Society of America. Received 2 September 2016; revised 23 October 2016; accepted 24 October 2016 (Doc. ID 275148); published 18 November 2016. Funding: Office of Naval Research (ONR) (N00014-15-1-2761); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (FA9550-12-1-0025); Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (PHY-0969816); National Science Foundation (NSF) (PHY-1125846, ECS-0335765, DMR-1231319); Institute for Quantum Information and Matter; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech; Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC); Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR); Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala. Acknowledgment: The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter is an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. M. J. Burek and H. A. Atikian were supported in part by the Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC). C. Chia was supported in part by Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). T. Ruelle was supported in part by the Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala. This work was performed in part at the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), a member of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), which is supported by the National Science Foundation award ECS-0335765. CNS is part of Harvard University. The authors would like to thank Y.-I. Sohn and V. Venkataraman for the useful discussions.
Group:Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, IQIM
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-15-1-2761
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-12-1-0025
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
NSFPHY-0969816
NSFPHY-1125846
NSFECS-0335765
NSFDMR-1231319
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI)UNSPECIFIED
Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC)UNSPECIFIED
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)UNSPECIFIED
Fondation Zdenek et Michaela BakalaUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:12
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (120.4880) Optomechanics; (140.4780) Optical resonators; (220.1920) Diamond machining; (230.0230) Optical devices
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Official Citation:Michael J. Burek, Justin D. Cohen, Seán M. Meenehan, Nayera El-Sawah, Cleaven Chia, Thibaud Ruelle, Srujan Meesala, Jake Rochman, Haig A. Atikian, Matthew Markham, Daniel J. Twitchen, Mikhail D. Lukin, Oskar Painter, and Marko Lončar, "Diamond optomechanical crystals," Optica 3, 1404-1411 (2016)
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