Photonics Walking up a Human Hair

Giovedì 11 febbraio 2016, ore 17:30
Scuola Superiore di Catania
Aula Magna, Villa San Saverio

Relatore: Diederik Wiersma
European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS)
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze

Francesco Priolo
Presidente della Scuola Superiore di Catania


ABSTRACT: I will discuss the realization of photonic components with embedded elastomers that deform when they are illuminated with light. This allows to create tunable structures where a light beam influences the optical response of the structure and hence can influence the response to a signal beam. In particular, one can tune efficiently this way the resonance frequency of a high Q resonator, but also create strong (but slow) optical non-linearities. A particular interesting possibility is to create micro meter scale robotic structures that can walk using the environment light as source of energy.


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