Dynamics of a tethered silicon photonic crystal membrane due to optical gradient, photothermal and casimir forces

Pui Chuen Hui, David Woolf, Eiji Iwase, Irfan Bulu, Alejandro Rodriguez, Mughees Khan, Parag Deotare, Steven G. Johnson, Federico Capasso, Marko Loncar

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Abstract

We experimentally studied the effects of optical gradient and photothermal forces onthe optomechanics of tethered silicon membranes. Novel engineering of support arms facilitates tunable optomechanical coupling and probing of Casimir interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 6 2012May 11 2012

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/6/125/11/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Hui, P. C., Woolf, D., Iwase, E., Bulu, I., Rodriguez, A., Khan, M., Deotare, P., Johnson, S. G., Capasso, F., & Loncar, M. (2012). Dynamics of a tethered silicon photonic crystal membrane due to optical gradient, photothermal and casimir forces. In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).