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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2007
  • pp: 692–694

Two-slab all-optical spring

Amit Mizrahi and Levi Schächter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 692-694 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000692


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Abstract

It is demonstrated that a waveguide consisting of two dielectric slabs may become an all-optical spring when guiding a superposition of two transverse evanescent modes. Both slabs are transversally trapped in stable equilibrium due to the optical forces developed. A condition for stable equilibrium on the wavenumbers of the two modes is expressed analytically. The spring constant characterizing the system is shown to have a maximal value as a function of the equilibrium distance between the slabs and their width.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(200.4880) Optics in computing : Optomechanics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

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Amit Mizrahi and Levi Schächter, "Two-slab all-optical spring," Opt. Lett. 32, 692-694 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-6-692


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