Gyroscopic optomechanics

Xingyu Zhang*, Matthew Tomes, Tal Carmon

*Corresponding author for this work

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We suggest the use of gyroscopic optical forces, originating from the angular momentum of circularly polarized light propagating inside a bent nano-waveguide, to facilitate mechanical deformation. Right-handed and left-handed circular polarizations induce opposite displacements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2010 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 201028 Oct 2010


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