Optical Control of Nanomechanical Eigenfrequencies and Brownian Motion in Metamaterials

  title={Optical Control of Nanomechanical Eigenfrequencies and Brownian Motion in Metamaterials},
  author={Jinxiang Li and Kevin F. MacDonald and Nikolay I. Zheludev},
Nanomechanical photonic metamaterials provide a wealth of active switching, nonlinear and enhanced light-matter interaction functionalities by coupling optically and mechanically resonant subsystems. Thermal (Brownian) motion of the nanostructural components of such metamaterials leads to fluctuations in optical properties, which may manifest as noise, but which also present opportunity to characterize performance and thereby optimize design at the level of individual nanomechanical elements… 

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