Travelingwave optomechanical interactions, known as Brillouin interactions, have now been established as a powerful and versatile resource for photonic sources, sensors, and radiofrequency processors. However, established Brillouinbased interactions with sufficient interaction strengths involve short phonon lifetimes, which critically limit their performance for applications, including radiofrequency filtering and optomechanical storage devices. Here, we investigate a new paradigm of optomechanical interactions with tightly confined fundamental acoustic modes, which enables the unique and desirable combination of high optomechanical coupling, long phonon lifetimes, tunable phonon frequencies, and singlesideband amplification. Using sensitive fourwave mixing spectroscopy controlling for noise and spatial mode coupling, optomechanical interactions with long
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 lowfrequency gravitysensitive inertial sensors show attainable acceleration noise floors on the order of
 NSFPAR ID:
 10165375
 Publisher / Repository:
 Optical Society of America
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 Journal Name:
 Applied Optics
 Volume:
 59
 Issue:
 22
 ISSN:
 1559128X; APOPAI
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 Article No. G167
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 Medium: X
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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