Measurements of elastic properties of langatate at liquid helium temperatures for design of ultra low loss mechanical systems

Maxim Goryachev, P. Abbé, B.M. Dulmet, R. Bourquin, S. Galliou

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    Abstract

    We present full characterisation of acoustic wave devices based on the fully synthetic crystalline material at the liquid helium temperature range required for the design of ultra low loss mechanical systems in many areas of research, including frequency control and fundamental measurements. Temperature coefficients of the effective elastic tensor of Langatate (LGT) in Lagrangian representation are determined for the temperature range of 3.8-15 K. The Lagrangian formalism is mandatory in the analysed situation since the expansion coefficients of the LGT are still unknown at these temperatures. The measurement method involves a set of high-quality resonators of various cut angles and uses measurements of frequency-temperature relations to extract the temperature coefficients of the elastic tensor. In addition, power sensitivity of LGT resonators at cryogenic temperatures is determined and dominant loss mechanism is identified. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume104
    Issue number26
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014

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