Optomechanical inertial sensors

Adam Hines, Logan Richardson, Hayden Wisniewski, Felipe Guzman

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We present a performance analysis of compact monolithic optomechanical inertial sensors that describes their key fundamental limits and overall acceleration noise floor. Performance simulations for low-frequency gravity-sensitive inertial sensors show attainable acceleration noise floors on the order of 1 × 10−11 m/s2Hz. Furthermore, from our performance models, we devised an optimization approach for our sensor designs, sensitivity, and bandwidth trade space. We conducted characterization measurements of these compact mechanical resonators, demonstrating mQ-products at levels of 250 kg, which highlight their exquisite acceleration sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)G167-G174
JournalApplied optics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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