Casimir force control with optical Kerr effect

Y.Y., Khoo and C.H., Raymond Ooi (2013) Casimir force control with optical Kerr effect. Sains Malaysiana, 42 (12). pp. 1799-1803. ISSN 0126-6039


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The control of the Casimir force between two parallel plates can be achieved through inducing the optical Kerr effect of a nonlinear material. By considering a two-plate system which consists of a dispersive metamaterial and a nonlinear material, we show that the Casimir force between the plates can be switched between attractive and repulsive Casimir force by varying the intensity of a laser pulse. The switching sensitivity increases as the separation between plate decreases, thus providing new possibilities of controlling Casimir force for nanoelectromechanical systems.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Casimir effect; optical kerr effect (OKE)
Journal:Sains Malaysiana
ID Code:6693
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:03 Dec 2013 08:16
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