Optomechanical coupling in photonic crystal supported nanomechanical waveguides

W. H.P. Pernice, Mo Li, Hong X. Tang

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Abstract

We report improved optomechanical properties of a nanomechanical beam resonator embedded in an optical race-track resonator. Precise control of the mechanical resonator is achieved by clamping the beam between two low-loss photonic crystal waveguide couplers. The low insertion loss and the rigid mechanical support provided by the couplers yield both good mechanical and optical Q-factors for improved signal quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12424-12432
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2009

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