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Casimir-Lifshitz Force Based Optical Resonators.
J Phys Chem Lett 2019; 10(19):5856-5860JP

Abstract

We theoretically investigate the building of optical resonators based on the levitation properties of thin films subjected to strong repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces when immersed in an adequate medium and confronted with a planar substrate. We propose a design in which cavities supporting high Q-factor optical modes at visible frequencies can be achieved by means of combining commonly found materials, such as silicon oxide, polystyrene or gold, with glycerol as a mediating medium. We use the balance between flotation and repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces in the system to accurately tune the optical cavity thickness and hence its modes. The effects of other forces, such as electrostatic, that may come into play are also considered. Our results constitute a proof of concept that may open the route to the design of photonic architectures in environments in which dispersion forces play a substantial role and could be of particular relevance for devising novel microfluidic optical resonators.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Materials Science of Seville , Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientı́ficas (CSIC)-Universidad de Sevilla (US) , Américo Vespucio 49 , 41092 Seville , Spain.Institute of Materials Science of Seville , Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientı́ficas (CSIC)-Universidad de Sevilla (US) , Américo Vespucio 49 , 41092 Seville , Spain. Departamento de Física de Materiales , Universidad Autónoma de Madrid , 28049 Madrid , Spain.Institute of Materials Science of Seville , Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientı́ficas (CSIC)-Universidad de Sevilla (US) , Américo Vespucio 49 , 41092 Seville , Spain.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31424947

Citation

Esteso, Victoria, et al. "Casimir-Lifshitz Force Based Optical Resonators." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 10, no. 19, 2019, pp. 5856-5860.
Esteso V, Carretero-Palacios S, Míguez H. Casimir-Lifshitz Force Based Optical Resonators. J Phys Chem Lett. 2019;10(19):5856-5860.
Esteso, V., Carretero-Palacios, S., & Míguez, H. (2019). Casimir-Lifshitz Force Based Optical Resonators. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10(19), pp. 5856-5860. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02030.
Esteso V, Carretero-Palacios S, Míguez H. Casimir-Lifshitz Force Based Optical Resonators. J Phys Chem Lett. 2019 Oct 3;10(19):5856-5860. PubMed PMID: 31424947.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Casimir-Lifshitz Force Based Optical Resonators. AU - Esteso,Victoria, AU - Carretero-Palacios,Sol, AU - Míguez,Hernán, Y1 - 2019/09/19/ PY - 2019/8/20/pubmed PY - 2019/8/20/medline PY - 2019/8/20/entrez SP - 5856 EP - 5860 JF - The journal of physical chemistry letters JO - J Phys Chem Lett VL - 10 IS - 19 N2 - We theoretically investigate the building of optical resonators based on the levitation properties of thin films subjected to strong repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces when immersed in an adequate medium and confronted with a planar substrate. We propose a design in which cavities supporting high Q-factor optical modes at visible frequencies can be achieved by means of combining commonly found materials, such as silicon oxide, polystyrene or gold, with glycerol as a mediating medium. We use the balance between flotation and repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces in the system to accurately tune the optical cavity thickness and hence its modes. The effects of other forces, such as electrostatic, that may come into play are also considered. Our results constitute a proof of concept that may open the route to the design of photonic architectures in environments in which dispersion forces play a substantial role and could be of particular relevance for devising novel microfluidic optical resonators. SN - 1948-7185 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31424947/Casimir-Lifshitz_Force_Based_Optical_Resonators L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02030 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -