Phononic Band Structure Engineering for High-Q Gigahertz Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators on Lithium Niobate

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Author(s)

  • Linbo Shao
  • Smarak Maity
  • Lu Zheng
  • Lue Wu
  • Amirhassan Shams-Ansari
  • Young-Ik Sohn
  • Eric Puma
  • M. N. Gadalla
  • Mian Zhang
  • Evelyn Hu
  • Keji Lai
  • Marko Lončar

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number014022
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review Applied
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Phonons at gigahertz frequencies interact with electrons, photons, and atomic systems in solids, and therefore, have extensive applications in signal processing, sensing, and quantum technologies. Surface acoustic wave (SAW) resonators that confine surface phonons can play a crucial role in such integrated phononic systems due to small mode size, low dissipation, and efficient electrical transduction. To date, it has been challenging to achieve a high quality (Q) factor and small phonon mode size for SAW resonators at gigahertz frequencies. We present a methodology to design compact high-Q SAW resonators on lithium niobate operating at gigahertz frequencies. We experimentally verify designs and demonstrate Q factors in excess of 2×104 at room temperature (6×104 at 4 Kelvin) and mode size as low as 1.87 λ2. This is achieved by phononic band structure engineering, which provides high confinement with low mechanical loss. The frequency Q products (fQ) of our SAW resonators are greater than 1013. These high-fQ and small mode size SAW resonators could enable applications in quantum phononics and integrated hybrid systems with phonons, photons, and solid-state qubits. © 2019 American Physical Society.

Citation Format(s)

Phononic Band Structure Engineering for High-Q Gigahertz Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators on Lithium Niobate. / Shao, Linbo; Maity, Smarak; Zheng, Lu; Wu, Lue; Shams-Ansari, Amirhassan; Sohn, Young-Ik; Puma, Eric; Gadalla, M. N.; Zhang, Mian; Wang, Cheng; Hu, Evelyn; Lai, Keji; Lončar, Marko.

In: Physical Review Applied, Vol. 12, No. 1, 014022, 12.07.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal