Fano resonance refers to an interference between localized and continuum states that was firstly reported for atomic physics and solid-state quantum devices. In recent years, Fano interference gained more and more attention for its importance in metamaterials, nanoscale photonic devices, plasmonic nanoclusters and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Despite such interest in nano-optics, no experimental evidence of Fano interference was reported up to now for purely nanomechanical resonators, even if classical mechanical analogies were referred from a theoretical point of view. Here we demonstrate for the first time that harmonic nanomechanical resonators with relatively high quality factors, such as cantilevers vibrating in vacuum, can show characteristic Fano asymmetric curves when coupled in arrays. The reported findings open new perspectives in fundamental aspects of classical nanomechanical resonators and pave the way to a new generation of chemical and biological nanoresonator sensors with higher parallelization capability.
|Titolo:||Experimental evidence of Fano resonances in nanomechanical resonators|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1038/s41598-017-01147-y|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|