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Enhanced interaction of electromagnetics and mechanics in structured media

Funding: 2015: $29,833
2016: $25,406
2017: $25,406

Project Member(s): Lapine, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2015

Summary: This project will investigate the interaction between electromagnetic waves and mechanical motion in structured media. Enhancing this interaction will improve a number of modern technologies, such as nano-scaled motors, traps for biological samples and optical wrenches. Modern fabrication techniques will link the electromagnetic and mechanical properties of media, so that the electromagnetic forces will greatly increase, making such devices able to manipulate larger objects. Structured materials can also change their properties dynamically, enabling material properties to be altered in real time. This mechanism will form the basis of advanced tunable components to control waves at visible, infrared, terahertz and microwave wavelengths.

Publications:

Gorlach, MA, Dobrykh, DA, Slobozhanyuk, AP, Belov, PA & Lapine, M 2018, 'Nonlinear symmetry breaking in photometamaterials', Physical Review B, vol. 97, no. 11.
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Lapine, M 2017, 'New degrees of freedom in nonlinear metamaterials', Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, vol. 254, no. 4.
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Gorlach, MA, Voytova, TA, Lapine, M, Kivshar, YS & Belov, PA 2016, 'Nonlocal homogenization for nonlinear metamaterials', PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol. 93, no. 16.
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Lapine, M, McPhedran, RC & Poulton, CG 2016, 'Slow convergence to effective medium in finite discrete metamaterials', PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol. 93, no. 23.
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Smith, MJA, Kuhlmey, BT, de Sterke, CM, Wolff, C, Lapine, M & Poulton, CG 2016, 'Metamaterial control of stimulated Brillouin scattering', OPTICS LETTERS, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 2338-2341.
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Smith, MJA, Wolff, C, De Sterke, CM, Lapine, M, Kuhlmey, BT & Poulton, CG 2016, 'Stimulated Brillouin scattering enhancement in silicon inverse opal waveguides', Optics Express, vol. 24, no. 22, pp. 25148-25148.
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Smith, MJA, Wolff, C, de Sterke, CM, Lapine, M, Kuhlmey, BT & Poulton, CG 2016, 'Stimulated Brillouin scattering in metamaterials', Journal of the Optical Society of America B, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 2162-2162.
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Smith, MJ, de Sterke, CM, Kuhlmey, B, Wolff, C, Lapine, M & Poulton, C 2016, 'Elastic modelling of electrostriction in dielectric composite materials', Photonics and Fiber Technology 2016 (ACOFT, BGPP, NP), Photonics and Fiber Technology 2016 (ACOFT, BGPP, NP), OSA, Sydney, Australia.
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Powell, DA, Liu, M & Lapine, M 2015, 'Coupled electromagnetic and elastic dynamics in metamaterials' in Shadrivov, IV, Lapine, M & Kivshar, YS (eds), Nonlinear, Tunable and Active Metamaterials, Springer, Germany, pp. 59-87.
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Smith, MJA, Kuhlmey, BT, de Sterke, CM, Wolff, C, Lapine, M & Poulton, CG 2015, 'Electrostriction enhancement in metamaterials', PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol. 91, no. 21.
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Lapine, M & Jelinek, L 2015, 'New aspects of artificial diamagnetics', 2015 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2015, International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (METAMATERIALS), IEEE, Oxford, UK, pp. 172-174.
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Lapine, M, Poulton, CG & McPhedran, RC 2015, 'Mesoscopic effects in discretised metamaterial spheres', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, SPIE Micro + Nano Materials, Devices, and Applications, International Society for Optics and Photonics, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 96680L-96680L.
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Keywords: metamaterials, electromagnetic waves, elastic waves, nonlinear processes, microwave, THz, optics.

FOR Codes: Electrostatics and Electrodynamics, Photonics and Electro-Optical Engineering (excl. Communications), Nanophotonics, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences