Opportunities for radiation pressure in characterization of micro- / nano-materials

Zayd C. Leseman*

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Manmade use of radiation pressure in optomechanical devices is a relatively new concept and warrants a discussion of its possibilities. In this article, the limitations and opportunities of radiation pressure’s use in optomechanical devices will be examined from the perspective of mechanical testing of materials. Concepts and physics not normally considered in mechanics of materials are introduced in order to inform the greater materials characterization community of the unique possibilities that optomechanical devices offer. In particular, it is shown that forces in the range of fN – μN can be traceably calibrated using radiation pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859476
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)

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Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2019 ASME.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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