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8 February 2012 Slow-light enhanced optomechanical interactions
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Proceedings Volume 8273, Advances in Slow and Fast Light V; 827317 (2012)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
We discuss potential advantages of slow-light waveguides compared to cavity-based structures for enhancing opto-mechanical interactions. Then, we reveal that slow-light enhanced optical forces between side-coupled photonic-crystal nanowire waveguides can be flexibly controlled by introducing a relative longitudinal shift. We predict that close to the photonic band-edge, where the group velocity is reduced, the transverse force can be tuned from repulsive to attractive, and the force is suppressed for a particular shift value. Additionally the shift leads to symmetry breaking that can facilitate longitudinal forces acting on the waveguides, in contrast to unshifted structures where such forces vanish.
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Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yue Sun, and Thomas P. White "Slow-light enhanced optomechanical interactions", Proc. SPIE 8273, Advances in Slow and Fast Light V, 827317 (8 February 2012);


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