We analyze the effect of spatial mode beating on optical forces in coupled waveguide resonators. Continuous sign and amplitude change is achieved through optical phase tuning. Competing force components are decomposed via optical mode expansion.
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(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
W. H. Pernice, M. Li, K. Fong, and H. Tang, "Tunable Optical Forces and Mode Beating in Coupled Nano-Mechanical Beam Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JMA4.
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