Simultaneous electrical and mechanical resonance drive for large signal amplification of micro resonators
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AbstractAchieving large signal-noise ratio using low levels of excitation signal is key requirement for practical applications of micro and nano electromechanical resonators. In this work, we introduce the double electromechanical resonance drive concept to achieve an order-of-magnitude dynamic signal amplification in micro resonators. The concept relies on simultaneously activating the micro-resonator mechanical and electrical resonance frequencies. We report an input voltage amplification up to 15 times for a micro-resonator when its electrical resonance is tuned to match the mechanical resonance that leads to dynamic signal amplification in air (Quality factor enhancement). Furthermore, using a multi-frequency excitation technique, input voltage and vibrational amplification of up to 30 times were shown for the same micro-resonator while relaxing the need to match its mechanical and electrical resonances.
CitationHasan MH, Alsaleem FM, Jaber N, Hafiz MAA, Younis MI (2018) Simultaneous electrical and mechanical resonance drive for large signal amplification of micro resonators. AIP Advances 8: 015312. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5018321.
SponsorsThis research has been supported in part through KAUST research fund.
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