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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24488–24495

Ab-initio design of nanophotonic waveguides for tunable, bidirectional optical forces

Pedro A. Favuzzi, Richard Bardoux, Takashi Asano, Yoichi Kawakami, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24488-24495 (2012)

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We propose a set of principles to tailor and enhance optical forces between parallel, periodic dielectric waveguides by molding the eigen-mode field distribution via the combined effects of highly symmetric slow light modes and waveguide morphology. The geometries here considered are amenable to standard lithographic techniques and possess strong repulsive and attractive optical forces that can be enhanced via slow-light band edge modes. This new methodology should enable the fabrication of optomechanical devices for applications in sensing, switching and nano-optomechanical systems.

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OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(120.4880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optomechanics

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Original Manuscript: July 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Pedro A. Favuzzi, Richard Bardoux, Takashi Asano, Yoichi Kawakami, and Susumu Noda, "Ab-initio design of nanophotonic waveguides for tunable, bidirectional optical forces," Opt. Express 20, 24488-24495 (2012)

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