Strong mechanical nonlinearity of optomechanically driven suspended photonic crystal membrane

Pui Chuen Hui, Alejandro Rodriguez, David Woolf, Eiji Iwase, Mughees Khan, Federico Capasso, Marko Loncar

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    Abstract

    We demonstrated the nonlinear mechanics of an optomechnaically driven silicon membrane suspended 100nm over a nearby substrate. The estimated optical force-induced Duffing nonlinearity is 1028Hz2/m2, significantly larger than that afforded by the nonlinear Casimir potential.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Volume2015-August
    ISBN (Print)9781557529688
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 10
    EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 - San Jose, United States
    Duration: 2015 May 102015 May 15

    Other

    OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose
    Period15/5/1015/5/15

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    Keywords

    • Frequency modulation
    • Nonlinear optics
    • Optical bistability
    • Optical modulation
    • Optical pumping
    • Optical sensors
    • Resonant frequency

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Hui, P. C., Rodriguez, A., Woolf, D., Iwase, E., Khan, M., Capasso, F., & Loncar, M. (2015). Strong mechanical nonlinearity of optomechanically driven suspended photonic crystal membrane. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest (Vol. 2015-August). [7184101] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..