Optomechanical inertial sensors. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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 110-11m/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.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Hines, A., Richardson, L., Wisniewski, H., & Guzman, F.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Hines, Adam||Richardson, Logan||Wisniewski, Hayden||Guzman, Felipe

publication date

  • August 2020