In this paper, we present a new design for a micro-opto-electro-mechanical (MOEMS) gyroscope based on a whispering-gallery mode (WGM) microdisk resonator and MEMS resonator. The mechanical characteristics, frequency split, and quality factor (Q) of the MEMS resonator; the optical characteristics, Q value, and coupling regimes of the WGM resonator; and the coupling between the two resonators were analyzed. Its operation principle—the transformation process from angular velocity to the resonance wavelength of the WGM resonator—is presented at same time. Next, the analysis conclusions were validated with the help of simulations in ANSYS and FDTD (Finite-Difference Time-Domain) Solutions. Afterwards, some key specifications were estimated based on the results of simulations. Lastly, the fabrication process is detailed.
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