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Nanophotonic design for optical manipulation and propulsion of metasurfaces (Conference Presentation)

Atwater, Harry A., Jr. (2019) Nanophotonic design for optical manipulation and propulsion of metasurfaces (Conference Presentation). In: Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2019. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11080. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 110800T. ISBN 9781510628533.

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We explore light-driven manipulation, levitation, and propulsion of ultralight weight macroscopic objects (size >> ) whose properties are tailored by nanophotonic design. Our analysis expands the regime of self-stabilizing optical manipulation from the regime of microscopic (i.e., wavelength-scale) objects such as nanoparticles to the macroscopic regime of many m, mm, cm, or even meter-scale objects, which can be achieved by tailoring the radiation pressure forces by controlling the anisotropy and spatial distribution of light scattering along the object surface. From this has emerged a general, scale-independent theory for the light-induced manipulation of macroscopic objects with patterned nanoscale components that impart optical anisotropy. From the theory, we can develop specific examples, including a scalable design that features silicon resonators on a silica substrate where these nanophotonic structures serve to self-stabilize the body dynamics.

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Official Citation:Harry A. Atwater Jr. "Nanophotonic design for optical manipulation and propulsion of metasurfaces (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 11080, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2019, 110800T (9 September 2019);
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