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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Demonstration of optically modulated dispersion forces

F. Chen, G. L. Klimchitskaya, V. M. Mostepanenko, and U. Mohideen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4823-4829 (2007)

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We report the first experiment on the optical modulation of dispersion forces through a change of the carrier density in a Si membrane. For this purpose a high-vacuum based atomic force microscope and excitation light pulses from an Ar laser are used. The experimental results are compared with two theoretical models. The modulation of the dispersion force will find applications in optomechanical micromachines.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.0000) General : General
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2007
Published: April 5, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

F. Chen, G. L. Klimchitskaya, V. M. Mostepanenko, and U. Mohideen, "Demonstration of optically modulated dispersion forces," Opt. Express 15, 4823-4829 (2007)

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