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Optomechanical metasurfaces

Optomechanical metasurfaces
Optomechanical metasurfaces
The microscopic arrangement of a material’s components on the nanoscale determines its macroscopic properties, for example, graphite and diamond derive vastly different properties from different arrangements of the same carbon atoms.
Here we rearrange the subwavelength-scale building blocks of metamaterials in order to achieve dynamic control over metamaterial properties. Nanomechanical metamaterials may be actuated by temperature changes, electric and magnetic signals as well as light, resulting in substantial changes of their optical characteristics. Here we focus on light-actuated metamaterial devices, which consist of photomechanically-responsive nanostructures, offering a novel, giant optomechanical nonlinearity, the magnitude, speed and spectral position of which can be engineered. The underlying light-matter interaction leads to structural strain and converts optical energy into mechanical work. Resulting phenomena include modulation of light with light, optical bistability and directionally asymmetric transmission of light.
Plum, Eric
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Ou, Jun-Yu
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Karvounis, Artemios
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Plum, Eric
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Ou, Jun-Yu
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Karvounis, Artemios
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Plum, Eric, Ou, Jun-Yu, Karvounis, Artemios, MacDonald, Kevin F. and Zheludev, Nikolai (2017) Optomechanical metasurfaces. OSA Incubator Meeting on Materials for Optomechanical Actuation, Washington DC, United States. 25 - 27 Jun 2017.

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Abstract

The microscopic arrangement of a material’s components on the nanoscale determines its macroscopic properties, for example, graphite and diamond derive vastly different properties from different arrangements of the same carbon atoms.
Here we rearrange the subwavelength-scale building blocks of metamaterials in order to achieve dynamic control over metamaterial properties. Nanomechanical metamaterials may be actuated by temperature changes, electric and magnetic signals as well as light, resulting in substantial changes of their optical characteristics. Here we focus on light-actuated metamaterial devices, which consist of photomechanically-responsive nanostructures, offering a novel, giant optomechanical nonlinearity, the magnitude, speed and spectral position of which can be engineered. The underlying light-matter interaction leads to structural strain and converts optical energy into mechanical work. Resulting phenomena include modulation of light with light, optical bistability and directionally asymmetric transmission of light.

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Published date: 27 June 2017
Venue - Dates: OSA Incubator Meeting on Materials for Optomechanical Actuation, Washington DC, United States, 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-27

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Local EPrints ID: 412286
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412286
PURE UUID: 628e127e-b398-4bd3-8c8e-64983ae142eb
ORCID for Eric Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for Jun-Yu Ou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8028-6130
ORCID for Kevin F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for Nikolai Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2017 13:26
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:53

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