Marcelo Davanco

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Sensitive transduction of the motion of a microscale cantilever is central to many applications in mass, force, magnetic resonance, and displacement sensing. Reducing cantilever size to nanoscale dimensions can improve the bandwidth and sensitivity of techniques like atomic force microscopy, but current optical transduction methods suffer when the(More)
M. Davanço, 2, ∗ M. T. Rakher, W. Wegscheider, D. Schuh, A. Badolato, and K. Srinivasan Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA Maryland NanoCenter, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Regensburg,(More)
We demonstrate above 6-dB extinction ratio (ER) improvement by strong external light injection for 20-GHz optical pulses generated from a gain-switched high-speed distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser diode. The pulses also exhibit a reduced chirp accompanied with a reduced total root-mean square noise. Above 12-dB pulse ER improvement was further(More)
We demonstrate room temperature heralded single photon generation in a CMOS-compatible silicon nanophotonic device. The strong modal confinement and slow group velocity provided by a coupled resonator optical waveguide produced a large four-wave-mixing nonlinearity coefficient γeff ≈ 4100 W−1m−1 at telecommunications wavelengths. Spontaneous(More)
The propagation characteristics of a subwavelength plasmonic crystal are studied based on its complex Bloch band structure. Photonic crystal bands are generated with an alternative 2D Finite Element Method formulation in which the Bloch wave problem is reduced to a quadratic eigenvalue system for the Bloch wavevector amplitude k. This method constitutes an(More)
Formation of high performance organic electronic devices on three dimensionally deformed surfaces is severely constrained by the tensile stresses and shear that are introduced during the deformation process. Here, we overcome these limitations to demonstrate the direct transfer of unstrained metals via cold welding onto preformed, 1.0 cm radius plastic(More)
We demonstrate optomechanically mediated electromagnetically induced transparency and wavelength conversion in silicon nitride (Si3N4) microdisk resonators. Fabricated devices support whispering gallery optical modes with a quality factor (Q) of 10(6), and radial breathing mechanical modes with a Q=10(4) and a resonance frequency of 625 MHz, so that the(More)
Low-noise, tunable wavelength-conversion through nondegenerate four-wave mixing Bragg scattering in SiN(x) waveguides is experimentally demonstrated. Finite element method simulations of waveguide dispersion are used with the split-step Fourier method to predict device performance. Two 1550 nm wavelength band pulsed pumps are used to achieve tunable(More)
A technique based on using optical fiber taper waveguides for probing single emitters embedded in thin dielectric membranes is assessed through numerical simulations. For an appropriate membrane geometry, photoluminescence collection efficiencies in excess of 10% are predicted, exceeding the efficiency of standard free-space collection by an order of(More)
We demonstrate strong exciton-photon coupling of Frenkel excitons at room temperature in a microcavity composed of a melt grown thin film anthracene single crystal and two distributed Bragg reflectors. Angle-resolved reflectivity and normal incidence photoluminescence under weak excitation are observed. The microcavity spectrum is a function of the(More)