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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21897–21909

Resonance-enhanced optical forces between coupled photonic crystal slabs

Victor Liu, Michelle Povinelli, and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21897-21909 (2009)

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The behaviors of lateral and normal optical forces between coupled photonic crystal slabs are analyzed. We show that the optical force is periodic with displacement, resulting in stable and unstable equilibrium positions. Moreover, the forces are strongly enhanced by guided resonances of the coupled slabs. Such enhancement is particularly prominent near dark states of the system, and the enhancement effect is strongly dependent on the types of guided resonances involved. These structures lead to enhancement of light-induced pressure over larger areas, in a configuration that is directly accessible to externally incident, free-space optical beams.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2009
Published: November 16, 2009

Victor Liu, Michelle Povinelli, and Shanhui Fan, "Resonance-enhanced optical forces between coupled photonic crystal slabs," Opt. Express 17, 21897-21909 (2009)

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