Abstract

We introduce optomechanical nanoantennae, which show dramatic changes in scattering properties by minuscule changes in geometry. These structures are very compact, with a volume 500 times smaller than free-space optical wavelength volume. This deep subwavelength geometry leads to high speed and low switching power. The bandwidth of the device is about 4.4 GHz, with a switching energy of only 35 pJ. Such antenna structures could lead to compact and high-speed all-optical nanoswitches.

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J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
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Aizpurua, J.

M. Abb, P. Albella, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 11, 2457 (2011).
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M. Schnell, A. Garcia Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand, Nat. Photon. 3, 287 (2009).
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Albella, P.

M. Abb, P. Albella, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 11, 2457 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Alu, A.

A. Alu and N. Engheta, Nat. Photon. 2, 307 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Alù, A.

P.-Y. Chen, M. Farhat, and A. Alù, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 105503 (2011).
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A. Alù and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 78, 195111 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bachelot, R.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
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Baudrion, A.-L.

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[CrossRef]

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J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

Bouhelier, A.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
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Bratschitsch, R.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
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Camacho, R.

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Chen, P.-Y.

P.-Y. Chen, M. Farhat, and A. Alù, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 105503 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Colas-des-Francs, G. r.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Crozier, K.

M. Schnell, A. Garcia Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand, Nat. Photon. 3, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dereux, A.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

Farhat, M.

P.-Y. Chen, M. Farhat, and A. Alù, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 105503 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Finot, E.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
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Forchel, A.

S. Reitzenstein, L. Worschech, P. Hartmann, and A. Forchel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1980 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gelfand, R.

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Halm, A.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
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S. Reitzenstein, L. Worschech, P. Hartmann, and A. Forchel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1980 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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M. Schnell, A. Garcia Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand, Nat. Photon. 3, 287 (2009).
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J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Huber, A. J.

M. Schnell, A. Garcia Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand, Nat. Photon. 3, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, J. D.

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Hamilton Printing, 1998).

Kahl, M.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kohoutek, J.

J. Kohoutek, D. Dey, A. Bonakdar, R. Gelfand, A. Sklar, O. G. Memis, and H. Mohseni, Nano Lett. 11, 3378 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kostcheev, S.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Large, N.

N. Large, M. Abb, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 10, 1741 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Leiderer, P.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 11, 321 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Margueritat, J. r. m.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Memis, O. G.

J. Kohoutek, D. Dey, A. Bonakdar, R. Gelfand, A. Sklar, O. G. Memis, and H. Mohseni, Nano Lett. 11, 3378 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Merlein, J.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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J. Kohoutek, D. Dey, A. Bonakdar, R. Gelfand, A. Sklar, O. G. Memis, and H. Mohseni, Nano Lett. 11, 3378 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Muskens, O. L.

M. Abb, P. Albella, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 11, 2457 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. Large, M. Abb, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 10, 1741 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nordlander, P.

J. Zuloaga, E. Prodan, and P. Nordlander, Nano Lett. 9, 887 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Oulton, R. F.

X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 11, 321 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Painter, O.

M. Eichenfield, R. Camacho, J. Chan, K. J. Vahala, and O. Painter, Nature 459, 550 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Parsegian, V. A.

V. A. Parsegian, Van Der Waals Forces, A Handbook for Biologists, Chemists, Engineers, and Physicists (Cambridge University, 2006).

Plain, J.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Prodan, E.

J. Zuloaga, E. Prodan, and P. Nordlander, Nano Lett. 9, 887 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Reitzenstein, S.

S. Reitzenstein, L. Worschech, P. Hartmann, and A. Forchel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1980 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Roels, J.

D. Van Thourhout and J. Roels, Nat. Photon. 4, 211 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Royer, P.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Schnell, M.

M. Schnell, A. Garcia Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand, Nat. Photon. 3, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sell, A.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sklar, A.

J. Kohoutek, D. Dey, A. Bonakdar, R. Gelfand, A. Sklar, O. G. Memis, and H. Mohseni, Nano Lett. 11, 3378 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Timoshenko, S. P.

W. T. Weaver, S. P. Timoshenko, and D. H. Young, Vibrations Problems in Engineering (Wiley, 1990).

Vahala, K. J.

M. Eichenfield, R. Camacho, J. Chan, K. J. Vahala, and O. Painter, Nature 459, 550 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Van Thourhout, D.

D. Van Thourhout and J. Roels, Nat. Photon. 4, 211 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Weaver, W. T.

W. T. Weaver, S. P. Timoshenko, and D. H. Young, Vibrations Problems in Engineering (Wiley, 1990).

Weeber, J.-C.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wiederrecht, G. P.

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Worschech, L.

S. Reitzenstein, L. Worschech, P. Hartmann, and A. Forchel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1980 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yang, X.

X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 11, 321 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yin, X.

X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 11, 321 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Young, D. H.

W. T. Weaver, S. P. Timoshenko, and D. H. Young, Vibrations Problems in Engineering (Wiley, 1990).

Zhang, X.

X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 11, 321 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zuloaga, J.

J. Zuloaga, E. Prodan, and P. Nordlander, Nano Lett. 9, 887 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zuschlag, A.

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

S. Reitzenstein, L. Worschech, P. Hartmann, and A. Forchel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1980 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nano Lett.

J. Zuloaga, E. Prodan, and P. Nordlander, Nano Lett. 9, 887 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Abb, P. Albella, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 11, 2457 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. Large, M. Abb, J. Aizpurua, and O. L. Muskens, Nano Lett. 10, 1741 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Berthelot, A. Bouhelier, C. Huang, J. r. m. Margueritat, G. r. Colas-des-Francs, E. Finot, J.-C. Weeber, A. Dereux, S. Kostcheev, H. I. E. Ahrach, A.-L. Baudrion, J. Plain, R. Bachelot, P. Royer, and G. P. Wiederrecht, Nano Lett. 9, 3914 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, Nano Lett. 11, 321 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Kohoutek, D. Dey, A. Bonakdar, R. Gelfand, A. Sklar, O. G. Memis, and H. Mohseni, Nano Lett. 11, 3378 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon.

D. Van Thourhout and J. Roels, Nat. Photon. 4, 211 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Schnell, A. Garcia Etxarri, A. J. Huber, K. Crozier, J. Aizpurua, and R. Hillenbrand, Nat. Photon. 3, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Alu and N. Engheta, Nat. Photon. 2, 307 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Merlein, M. Kahl, A. Zuschlag, A. Sell, A. Halm, J. Boneberg, P. Leiderer, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Bratschitsch, Nat. Photon. 2, 230 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature

M. Eichenfield, R. Camacho, J. Chan, K. J. Vahala, and O. Painter, Nature 459, 550 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

A. Alù and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 78, 195111 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

P.-Y. Chen, M. Farhat, and A. Alù, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 105503 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Hamilton Printing, 1998).

V. A. Parsegian, Van Der Waals Forces, A Handbook for Biologists, Chemists, Engineers, and Physicists (Cambridge University, 2006).

W. T. Weaver, S. P. Timoshenko, and D. H. Young, Vibrations Problems in Engineering (Wiley, 1990).

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Schematic diagram of the designed optomechanical nanoantenna. The near-field intensity profile of the antenna is shown on top of the 3D view. (b) Simulated optical force on suspended beam as a function of gap; inset, Casimir force as a function of gap. (c) Simulated power transmission and (d) reflection spectrums versus gap width. (e) Nanocircuit lump element model.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) 3D map showing the change in gap width with optical source intensity at different wavelengths. The minimum power required for changing gap width is λ=1.78μm. (b) The minimum power from (a) is redrawn with its stable and unstable branches. (c) Transmission and (d) reflection of signal at λ=2.04μm is controlled by the gate at λ=1.78μm with 4 dB (transmission) and 5 dB (reflectivity) depth of modulations.

Equations (3)

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δ=δ02κ1(FOptical(δ)+FCasimir(δ))
DMR=10logRδ=10nmRδ=1nm,
DMT=10logTδ=10nmTδ=1nm,

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