Self-stabilizing photonic levitation and propulsion of nanostructured macroscopic objects

  title={Self-stabilizing photonic levitation and propulsion of nanostructured macroscopic objects},
  author={O. Ilic and H. Atwater},
  journal={Nature Photonics},
  • O. Ilic, H. Atwater
  • Published 2019
  • Materials Science
  • Nature Photonics
  • Light is a powerful tool to manipulate matter, but existing approaches often necessitate focused, high-intensity light that limits the manipulated object’s shape, material and size. Here, we report that self-stabilizing optical manipulation of macroscopic—millimetre-, centimetre- and even metre-scale—objects could be achieved by controlling the anisotropy of light scattering along the object’s surface. In a scalable design that features silicon resonators on silica substrate, we identify… CONTINUE READING
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