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Modal Analysis Investigation of Mechanical Kerr Frequency Combs

  • Samer HouriEmail author
  • Daiki Hatanaka
  • Yaroslav M. Blanter
  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 228)

Abstract

The aim of this work is to theoretically investigate the possibility of Kerr frequency combs in mechanical systems. In particular, whether microelectromechanical devices (MEMS) can be used to generate frequency combs in a manner that is analogous to the optical frequency combs generated in optical microresonators with Kerr-type nonlinearity. The analysis assumes a beam-like micromechanical structure, and starting from the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation derives the necessary conditions in parameter space for the comb generation. The chapter equally presents potential means for the physical implementation of mechanical Kerr combs.

Keywords

MEMS Frequency combs Kerr nonlinearity 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is partly supported by a MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Science of hybrid quantum systems” (Grant No. JP15H05869 and JP15K21727).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samer Houri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daiki Hatanaka
    • 1
  • Yaroslav M. Blanter
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT CorporationKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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