OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 697–708

Optically activated cantilever using photomechanical effects in dye-doped polymer fibers

Shaoping Bian, Dirk Robinson, and Mark G. Kuzyk  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 697-708 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.000697


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (469 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report on what we believe is the first demonstration of an optically activated cantilever due to photomechanical effects in a dye-doped polymer optical fiber. The fiber is observed to bend when light is launched off-axis. The displacement angle monotonically increases as a function of the distance between the illumination point and the fiber axis and is consistent with differential light-induced length changes. The photothermal and photoreorientation mechanisms, each with its own distinct response time, are proposed to explain the observed time dependence. The measured degree of bending is consistent with a model that we have proposed that includes coupling of photoisomerization and heating. Most importantly, we have discovered that at high light intensity, a cooperative release of stress results in cis-to-trans isomerization that yields a large and abrupt length change.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2005

Citation
Shaoping Bian, Dirk Robinson, and Mark G. Kuzyk, "Optically activated cantilever using photomechanical effects in dye-doped polymer fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 697-708 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-4-697

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited