F. R. Lamberti, Q. Yao, L. Lanco, D. T. Nguyen, M. Esmann, A. Fainstein, P. Sesin, S. Anguiano, V. Villafañe, A. Bruchhausen, P. Senellart, I. Favero, and N. D. Lanzillotti-Kimura

Optics Express 25, 24437-24447 – Published 26 September 2017

In this work, the authors numerically study the optomechanical properties of GaAs/AlAs based micropillar cavities confining light and acoustic phonons in the 18-100 GHz range. They evidence how the Poisson’s ratio and semiconductor/vacuum boundary conditions lead to distinct differences in the three-dimensional mechanical and optical confinement and derive ultra-large optomechanical coupling constants g0 in the 10^6 rad/s range.