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Optical forces in plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials

Optical forces in plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials
Optical forces in plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials
We demonstrate that nanoscale deformation of reconfigurable metamaterials with light leads to giant optical nonlinearities in plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials. While effective optical nonlinearities already many orders of magnitude greater than in natural media are experimentally observed in plasmonic nanomechanical structures, modelling suggests that the underlying optical forces can be even larger within dielectric metamaterials, promising phenomena such as optomechanical bistability and strongly directionally asymmetric transmission.
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Plum, E.
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MacDonald, K.F.
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MacDonald, K.F.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Plum, E., Ou, J.Y., Karvounis, Artemios, Wu, W., MacDonald, K.F. and Zheludev, N.I. (2015) Optical forces in plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials. META 2015. 04 - 07 Aug 2015. p. 1 .

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Abstract

We demonstrate that nanoscale deformation of reconfigurable metamaterials with light leads to giant optical nonlinearities in plasmonic and dielectric metamaterials. While effective optical nonlinearities already many orders of magnitude greater than in natural media are experimentally observed in plasmonic nanomechanical structures, modelling suggests that the underlying optical forces can be even larger within dielectric metamaterials, promising phenomena such as optomechanical bistability and strongly directionally asymmetric transmission.

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Published date: August 2015
Venue - Dates: META 2015, 2015-08-04 - 2015-08-07
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 380799
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380799
PURE UUID: 429483ba-8b0a-4c14-82ea-721326c94bf2
ORCID for E. Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for J.Y. Ou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8028-6130
ORCID for K.F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2015 09:23
Last modified: 16 Nov 2018 01:36

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