The Univerity of Minnesota Minneapolis United States
The objective of the project is to investigate optical forces and optomechanical effects in various integrated nanophotonic systems and develop their applications for RF photonics, reconfiguration photonics and optical sensing. During the period of the project, integrated optomechanical devices based on three types of nanophotonic systems have been investigated. Those are silicon photonic devices, metal-dielectric hybrid plasmonic devices and piezoelectric acousto-optic devices. The research results has been reported in six papers published in renowned journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications and Optica, and been presented at numerous conferences by the PI and the students.