Abstract

Two mirrors guiding laser light may experience an either attractive or repulsive force, according to the type of eigenmode they guide. We propose a method for the control over the motion of a mirror by changing the operation wavelength along the dispersion curve of the mode. In addition, a novel method for trapping a mirror in a stable equilibrium, based on a superposition of two modes, is presented. The mirror is then trapped by being exposed to light only from one of its sides.

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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

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J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

A. Mizrahi and L. Schächter, “Optical Bragg accelerators,” Phys. Rev. E 70(1), 016505 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

P. C. Chaumet, A. Rahmani, and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, “Optical trapping and manipulation of nano-objects with an apertureless probe,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(12), 123601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. M. Burns, J.-M. Fournier, and J. A. Golovchenko, “Optical binding,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 63(12), 1233–1236 (1989).
[CrossRef]

A. Dorsel, J. D. McCullen, P. Meystre, E. Vignes, and H. Walther, “Optical bistability and mirror confinement induced by radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 51(17), 1550–1553 (1983).
[CrossRef]

P. F. Cohadon, A. Heidmann, and M. Pinard, “Cooling of a mirror by radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(16), 3174–3177 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. Schwinger, L. L. DeRadd Jr., K. A. Milton, and W.-Y. Tsai, Classical Electrodynamics (Perseus Books, Reading, MA, 1998).

J. A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory (Mcgraw-Hill, New York, 1941).

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M. Planck, The Theory of Heat Radiation (Dover Publications, New York, 1959). Translated by M. Masius from the German edition of 1914.

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