Advanced Devices & Instrumentation / 2020 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Optical Forces in Silicon Nanophotonics and Optomechanical Systems: Science and Applications

Figure 1

Optical forces in light-particle and light-nanostructure interactions. (a) Optical gradient force acted on a nanoparticle in vicinity to the resonant nanowaveguide. (b) Optical lateral force acted on the particle in vicinity to a surface using circular polarized light. (c) Optical force acted on resonant nanostructures in optomechanical devices, leading to mechanical vibrational resonance.