Controlling the repulsive Casimir force with the optical Kerr effect

Ooi, Chong Heng Raymond and Khoo, Y.Y. (2012) Controlling the repulsive Casimir force with the optical Kerr effect. Physical Review A, 86 (6). 062509. ISSN 2469-9926, DOI

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The Casimir force between two plates can be controlled using combinations of dispersive metamaterials and nonlinear materials with the optical Kerr effect. The force can be significantly varied and switched between positive and negative values by changing the intensity of a laser pulse. The switching sensitivity increases for small separation between the plates, providing new possibilities of integrating optical devices into nanoelectromechanical systems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Casimir force; Optical Kerr effect; Laser pulse
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 03:55
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019 08:03

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