Slot-mode-coupled optomechanical crystals.

@article{Davanco2012SlotmodecoupledOC,
  title={Slot-mode-coupled optomechanical crystals.},
  author={Marcelo Davanco and Jasper Chan and Amir H. Safavi-Naeini and Oskar J. Painter and Kartik Srinivasan},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 22},
  pages={
          24394-410
        }
}
We present a design methodology and analysis of a cavity optomechanical system in which a localized GHz frequency mechanical mode of a nanobeam resonator is evanescently coupled to a high quality factor (Q > 10(6)) optical mode of a separate nanobeam optical cavity. Using separate nanobeams provides flexibility, enabling the independent design and optimization of the optics and mechanics of the system. In addition, the small gap (≈ 25 nm) between the two resonators gives rise to a slot mode… 
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