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Analysis of Thickness and Quality Factor of a Double Paddle Oscillator at Room Temperature



Hamza Shakeel, Joshua M. Pomeroy, Thomas Metcalf


In this paper, we evaluate the quality (Q) factor and the resonance frequency of a double paddle oscillator (DPO) with different thickness using analytical, computational and experimental methods. The study is carried out for the 2nd anti-symmetric resonance mode that provides extremely high experimental Q factors on the order of 10^5. The results show that both the Q factor and the resonance frequency of a DPO increase with the thickness at room temperature.
Proceedings of the IEEE


double paddle oscillator, resonator, mass, finite element
Created January 9, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018