Research Interests: Optical MEMS, Optomechanics, MEMS Oscillators
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 Resonators [BPN676]
This project aims to demonstrate optomechanical resonators with simultaneous high optical and
mechanical quality factors for realization of a new class of low phase noise RF oscillators driven by
radiation pressure of light. The proposed research will make it possible to boost the effective
mechanical quality factor of an optical microcavity by coupling it to a high mechanical-Q resonator
array. This resonant structure will in turn realize a low phase noise RF optomechanical oscillator.