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Title: A silicon-nanowire memory driven by optical gradient force induced bistability
Authors: Yang, Z. C.
Gu, Y. D.
Ng, Geok Ing
Ser, Wee
Kwong, D. L.
Dong, Bin
Cai, H.
Chin, Lip Ket
Huang, Jianguo
Liu, Ai Qun
Keywords: Optical resonators
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Dong, B., Cai, H., Chin, L. K., Huang, J. G., Yang, Z. C., Gu, Y. D., et al. (2015). A silicon-nanowire memory driven by optical gradient force induced bistability. Applied Physics Letters, 107(26), 261111-.
Series/Report no.: Applied Physics Letters
Abstract: In this paper, a bistable optical-driven silicon-nanowire memory is demonstrated, which employs ring resonator to generate optical gradient force over a doubly clamped silicon-nanowire. Two stable deformation positions of a doubly clamped silicon-nanowire represent two memory states (“0” and “1”) and can be set/reset by modulating the light intensity (<3 mW) based on the optical force induced bistability. The time response of the optical-driven memory is less than 250 ns. It has applications in the fields of all optical communication, quantum computing, and optomechanical circuits.
ISSN: 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/1.4939114
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
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