Research Interests: Optomechanical oscillators, RF-photonics, MEMS oscillators
Turker received his BS degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He worked on bio-MEMS at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology as an undergraduate. He then joined Prof. Clark Nguyen’s research group in 2010 and is pursuing his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley.
Q-Boosted Optomechanical Oscillators [BPN676]
This project aims to demonstrate Radiation Pressure driven Optomechanical Oscillators (RP- OMOs) with low phase noise and low power operation suitable for various applications in optical and RF communications. In particular, chip scale atomic clocks with low power consumption can be realized by replacing its power-hungry quartz-based microwave synthesizer with the proposed RP-OMO structure. The Q-boosted RP-OMO design approach of this work makes it possible to optimize both optical and mechanical design to simultaneously reduce the phase noise and threshold power of these oscillators while providing electromechanical coupling for electrical output and voltage controlled frequency tuning, as needed for the intended CSAC application.