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Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials

Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials
Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials
We demonstrate that resonant optical forces generated within all-dielectric planar photonic metamaterials at near-infrared illumination wavelengths can be an order of magnitude larger than in corresponding plasmonic metamaterials, reaching levels many tens of times greater than the force resulting from radiation pressure. This is made possible by the dielectric structures’ freedom from Joule losses and the consequent ability to sustain Fano-resonances with high quality factors that are unachievable in plasmonic nanostructures. Dielectric nano-optomechanical metamaterials can thus provide a functional platform for a range of novel dynamically controlled and self-adaptive nonlinear, tunable/switchable photonic metamaterials.
0146-9592
4883-4886
Zhang, Jianfa
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Zhang, Jianfa
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Zhang, Jianfa, MacDonald, Kevin F. and Zheludev, Nikolay I. (2014) Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials. Optics Letters, 39 (16), 4883-4886. (doi:10.1364/OL.39.004883).

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We demonstrate that resonant optical forces generated within all-dielectric planar photonic metamaterials at near-infrared illumination wavelengths can be an order of magnitude larger than in corresponding plasmonic metamaterials, reaching levels many tens of times greater than the force resulting from radiation pressure. This is made possible by the dielectric structures’ freedom from Joule losses and the consequent ability to sustain Fano-resonances with high quality factors that are unachievable in plasmonic nanostructures. Dielectric nano-optomechanical metamaterials can thus provide a functional platform for a range of novel dynamically controlled and self-adaptive nonlinear, tunable/switchable photonic metamaterials.

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Published date: 2014
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 368079
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368079
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: fe07993c-76e5-4459-8841-c33f1c3f82ba
ORCID for Kevin F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 05 Sep 2014 10:53
Last modified: 30 Nov 2019 01:41

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Author: Jianfa Zhang

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