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Title: Injection locking in an optomechanical coherent phonon source
Author: Arregui, Guillermo
Colombano, Martín F.
Maire, Jérémie
Pitanti, Alessandro
Capuj, Néstor E.
Griol, Amadeu
Martínez, Alejandro
Sotomayor Torres, Clivia M.
Navarro Urrios, Daniel
Keywords: Oscil·lacions
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2021
Publisher: De Gruyter
Abstract: Spontaneous locking of the phase of a coherent phonon source to an external reference is demonstrated in a deeply sideband-unresolved optomechanical system. The high-amplitude mechanical oscillations are driven by the anharmonic modulation of the radiation pressure force that result from an absorption-mediated free-carrier/temperature limit cycle, i.e., self-pulsing. Synchronization is observed when the pump laser driving the mechanical oscillator to a self-sustained state is modulated by a radiofrequency tone. We employ a pump-probe phonon detection scheme based on an independent optical cavity to observe only the mechanical oscillator dynamics. The lock range of the oscillation frequency, i.e., the Arnold tongue, is experimentally determined over a range of external reference strengths, evidencing the possibility to tune the oscillator frequency for a range up to 350 kHz. The stability of the coherent phonon source is evaluated via its phase noise, with a maximum achieved suppression of 44 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset for a 100 MHz mechanical resonator. Introducing a weak modulation in the excitation laser reveals as a further knob to trigger, control and stabilize the dynamical solutions of self-pulsing based optomechanical oscillators, thus enhancing their potential as acoustic wave sources in a single-layer silicon platform.
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It is part of: Nanophotonics, 2021, vol. 10, num. 4, p. 1319-1327
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ISSN: 2192-8606
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