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Authors: J. Roels, D. Van Thourhout
Title: Silicon optomechanics
Format: International Workshop
Publication date: 9/2009
Journal/Conference/Book: 13th IEEE Photonics Society Benelux Annual Workshop (invited)
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Gradient optical forces in integrated devices have recently attracted a lot of attention since they might provide a novel route towards all-optically tunable components. In this talk I will review the basic physics of optomechanics and discuss silicon waveguide-waveguide optomechanical interactions in more detail and in addition explain why both attractive and repulsive forces between the nanophotonic waveguides can be obtained. Finally I will show that combining optical resonators/cavities with optomechanics enables exciting applications like optically tunable filters or optical cooling of micromechanical resonators.

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