Abstract: We suggest the use of gyroscopic optical forces, originating from the angular momentum of circularly polarized light propagating inside a bent nano-waveguide, to facilitate mechanical deformation. Right-handed and left-handed circular polarizations induce opposite displacements.
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics
X. Zhang, M. Tomes, and T. Carmon, "Gyroscopic Optomechanics," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FTuZ2.