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Inducing forced and auto-oscillations in one-dimensional photonic crystals with light
Author(s): J. Eduardo Lugo; Rafael Doti; Noemi Sanchez; Jocelyn Faubert

Paper Abstract

We induced forced and auto-oscillations in one-dimensional photonic crystals (1-D-PCs) with localized defects when light impinges transversally to the defect layer. The photonic structure used consists of a microcavity-like structure formed of two 1-D-PCs made of free-standing porous silicon, separated by a variable air gap (the defect) and the working wavelength is 633 nm. The force generation was made evident by driving a laser light by means of a chopper; the light hit the photonic structure and induced a vibration and the vibration was characterized by using a very sensitive vibrometer. For example, we measured peak displacements and velocities ranging from 2 to 167  μm and 0.4 to 2.1  mm/s with a power light level from 2.6 to 13 mW. In comparison, recent evidence showed that giant resonant light forces could induce average velocity values of 0.45  mm/s in microspheres embedded in water with a 43-mW light power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2014
PDF: 13 pages
J. Nanophoton. 8(1) 083071 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.8.083071
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 8, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
J. Eduardo Lugo, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Rafael Doti, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Noemi Sanchez, Benemérita Univ. Autónoma de Puebla (México)
Jocelyn Faubert, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)


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