Persistent Response in an Ultrastrongly Driven Mechanical Membrane Resonator
Authors: Yang F., Hellbach F., Rochau F., Belzig W., Weig E.M., Rastelli G., Scheer E.
Autors Affiliation: Univ Konstanz, Fachbereich Phys, D-78457 Constance, Germany; Tech Univ Munich, Fak Elektrotech & Informat Tech, D-80333 Munich, Germany; Univ Trento, INO CNR BEC Ctr, I-38123 Povo, Italy; Univ Trento, Dipartimento Fis, I-38123 Povo, Italy
Abstract: We study experimentally and theoretically the phenomenon of “persistent response” in ultrastrongly driven membrane resonators. The term persistent response denotes the development of a vibrating state with nearly constant amplitude over an extreme wide frequency range. We reveal the underlying mechanism by directly imaging the vibrational state using advanced optical interferometry. We argue that this state is related to the nonlinear interaction between higher-order flexural modes and higher-order overtones of the driven mode. Finally, we propose a stability diagram for the different vibrational states that the membrane can adopt.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 127 (1) Pages from: 014304-1 to: 014304-6
More Information: The authors thank J. S. Ochs and A. Brieussel for their contributions in the early stage of the work. We are indebted to T. Dekorsy, V. Gusev, M. Hettich, P. Leiderer, M. Fu, and Y. Jiang for fruitful discussion and comments about the work. The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the China Scholarship Council, the European Union´s Horizon 2020 program for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement No. 732894 (FET Proactive HOT), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) through Project-ID No. 32152442-SFB 767 and Project-ID No. 425217212-SFB 1432, and from the German Excellence Strategy via the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz.KeyWords: nanomechanics, nonlinear resonatorsDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.014304