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Title: Self-sustained micro mechanical oscillator with linear feedback

Abstract

Autonomous oscillators, such as clocks and lasers, produce periodic signals without any external frequency reference. In order to sustain stable periodic motions, there needs to be external energy supply as well as nonlinearity built into the oscillator to regulate the amplitude. Usually, nonlinearity is provided by the sustaining feedback mechanism, which also supplies energy, whereas the constituent resonator that determines the output frequency stays linear. Here we propose a new self-sustaining scheme that relies on the nonlinearity originating from the resonator itself to limit the oscillation amplitude, while the feedback remains linear. We introduce a model to describe the working principle of the self-sustained oscillations and validate it with experiments performed on a nonlinear microelectromechanical (MEMS) based oscillator.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Center for Nanoscale Materials
  2. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1339556
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1259973
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Chen, Changyao, Zanette, Damian H., Guest, Jeffrey R., Czaplewski, David A., and Lopez, Daniel. Self-sustained micro mechanical oscillator with linear feedback. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.017203.
Chen, Changyao, Zanette, Damian H., Guest, Jeffrey R., Czaplewski, David A., & Lopez, Daniel. Self-sustained micro mechanical oscillator with linear feedback. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.017203.
Chen, Changyao, Zanette, Damian H., Guest, Jeffrey R., Czaplewski, David A., and Lopez, Daniel. Fri . "Self-sustained micro mechanical oscillator with linear feedback". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.017203. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339556.
@article{osti_1339556,
title = {Self-sustained micro mechanical oscillator with linear feedback},
author = {Chen, Changyao and Zanette, Damian H. and Guest, Jeffrey R. and Czaplewski, David A. and Lopez, Daniel},
abstractNote = {Autonomous oscillators, such as clocks and lasers, produce periodic signals without any external frequency reference. In order to sustain stable periodic motions, there needs to be external energy supply as well as nonlinearity built into the oscillator to regulate the amplitude. Usually, nonlinearity is provided by the sustaining feedback mechanism, which also supplies energy, whereas the constituent resonator that determines the output frequency stays linear. Here we propose a new self-sustaining scheme that relies on the nonlinearity originating from the resonator itself to limit the oscillation amplitude, while the feedback remains linear. We introduce a model to describe the working principle of the self-sustained oscillations and validate it with experiments performed on a nonlinear microelectromechanical (MEMS) based oscillator.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.017203},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 1,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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