Gallium Arsenide Disks as Optomechanical Resonators

  • Ivan FaveroEmail author
Part of the Quantum Science and Technology book series (QST)


The interaction of light with mechanical motion—optomechanics  [1, 2, 3, 4]—is now investigated in a wide variety of experimental settings. In the last years, the field also benefited from the advances of nanophotonics. We discuss here the merits of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) optomechanical disk resonators, which bring together high mechanical frequency, ultra-strong optomechanical coupling and low optical/mechanical dissipation. Based on a relatively simple geometry, these miniature optomechanical resonators permit a complete on-chip optical integration, a natural interfacing with optically active elements and the combination with optoelectronics architectures typical of III–V semiconductors.


Gallium Arsenide Mechanical Dissipation Whisper Gallery Mode Radial Breathing Mode Disk Resonator 
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I. Favero acknowledges support of the French ANR trough the Nomade and QDOM projects, of the C-Nano IdF through the Naomi project, and of the ERC through the Ganoms project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRSUniversité Paris DiderotParisFrance

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