Nanoscale optomechanical sensors: Split-beam photonic crystal nanocavities

  title={Nanoscale optomechanical sensors: Split-beam photonic crystal nanocavities},
  author={Aaron C. Hryciw and Marcelo Wu and Behzad Khanaliloo and Christopher Healey and P. E. Barclay},
  journal={2013 13th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD)},
Optomechanical nanocavities allow nanomechanical resonances to be measured optically with high sensitivity. We have created a new type of photonic crystal nanocavity optomechanical sensor optimized for detecting sources of torque and other forces which can deflect nanoscale cantilevers. This nanocavity consists of two precisely engineered photonic Bragg… CONTINUE READING