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Tunable Soft-Matter Optofluidic Waveguides Assembled by Light

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    SYSNO ASEP0508814
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleTunable Soft-Matter Optofluidic Waveguides Assembled by Light
    Author(s) Brzobohatý, Oto (UPT-D) RID, ORCID, SAI
    Chvátal, Lukáš (UPT-D) RID, ORCID, SAI
    Jonáš, Alexandr (UPT-D) RID, SAI, ORCID
    Šiler, Martin (UPT-D) RID, ORCID, SAI
    Kaňka, Jan (UPT-D) RID, SAI
    Ježek, Jan (UPT-D) RID, ORCID, SAI
    Zemánek, Pavel (UPT-D) RID, SAI
    Number of authors7
    Source TitleACS Photonics - ISSN 2330-4022
    Roč. 6, č. 2 (2019), s. 403-410
    Number of pages8 s.
    Publication formPrint - P
    Languageeng - English
    CountryUS - United States
    Keywordsself-assembly ; nonlinear medium ; soft-matter ; optical forces ; optical binding ; optomechanics
    Subject RIVBH - Optics, Masers, Lasers
    OBOR OECDOptics (including laser optics and quantum optics)
    R&D ProjectsGA18-27546S GA ČR - Czech Science Foundation (CSF)
    LO1212 GA MŠk - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
    ED0017/01/01 GA MŠk - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
    Způsob publikováníOmezený přístup
    Institutional supportUPT-D - RVO:68081731
    UT WOS000459642800023
    EID SCOPUS85060720726
    AnnotationDevelopment of artificial materials exhibiting unusual optical properties is one of the major strands of current photonics research. Of particular interest are soft-matter systems reconfigurable by external stimuli that play an important role in research fields ranging from physics to chemistry and life sciences. Here, we prepare and study unconventional self-assembled colloidal optical waveguides (CWs) created from wavelength-size dielectric particles held together by long-range optical forces. We demonstrate robust nonlinear optical properties of these CWs that lead to optical transformation characteristics remarkably similar to those of gradient refractive index materials and enable reversible all-optical tuning of light propagation through the CW. Moreover, we characterize strong optomechanical interactions responsible for the CW self-assembly, in particular, we report self-sustained oscillations of the whole CW structure tuned so that the wavelength of the laser beams forming the CW is not allowed to propagate through. The observed significant coupling between the mechanical motion of the CW and the intensity of light transmitted through the CW can form a base for designing novel mesoscopic-scale photonic devices that are reconfigurable by light.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Scientific Instruments
    ContactJan Slaměník,, Tel.: 541 514 205 ; Miluše Langová,
    Year of Publishing2020
    Electronic address
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