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Optomechanical tension and crumpling of 2D semiconductors
Author(s): Alexander V. Poshakinskiy; Ivan D. Avdeev; Alexander N. Poddubny
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Paper Abstract

We show that mechanical properties of atomically thin crystals, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides can be efficiently controlled by optical excitation. Illumination by a plane electromagnetic wave with the frequency close to plasmon or exciton resonance affects directly the membrane tension. Depending on the sign of the frequency detuning from the resonance, the membrane is either stretched or crumpled by light. In the latter case, the optomechanical crumpling force competes with the rigidity and the radiation pressure that try to flatten the membrane. When the excitation intensity surpasses the critical value, transition to the crumpled phase occurs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 2019
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 11201, SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications 2019, 112010M (31 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2539440
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Alexander V. Poshakinskiy, Ioffe Institute (Russian Federation)
Ivan D. Avdeev, Ioffe Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexander N. Poddubny, Ioffe Institute (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11201:
SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications 2019
M. Cather Simpson; Saulius Juodkazis, Editor(s)

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