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A photonic self-oscillator based on porous silicon

  • N. Sánchez Castro , M. A. Palomino-Ovando , D. Estrada-Wiese , J. A. del Río , M. B. de la Mora , R. Doti , J. Faubert and J. E. Lugo
From the journal Open Material Sciences


We induced mechanical self-oscillations in a microcavity structure made of porous silicon onedimensional photonic crystals (PSi-1DPC) with an air gap. The electromagnetic force generated within the whole photonic structure, by light with a wavelength of 633 nm, is enough to overcome energy losses and sustain selfoscillations. From these mechano-optical measurements we estimated the stiffness and Young’s modulus of porous silicon and compared the results with values reported elsewhere and with values estimated herein by a mechanical method.We obtained good agreement between all values.


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Received: 2016-4-1
Accepted: 2016-7-5
Published Online: 2016-8-12

© 2016 N. Sánchez Castro et al.

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