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Review Article

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

Figure 5

Applications of silicon optomechanical devices. (a) Photothermal self-oscillation and laser cooling of graphene optomechanical systems, reprinted with permission from ref. [88]. (b) Silicon nano-wire memory driven by gradient optical force enhanced by the ring resonator. Two stable deformation positions represent two memory states (0 and 1), reprinted with permission from ref. [89]. (c) Resonating optomechanical atomic force probe operated at a frequency of 117 MHz, two decades above cantilevers, with a Brownian motion amplitude four orders below, reprinted with permission from ref. [90].