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A photonic self-oscillator based on porous silicon

N. Sánchez Castro
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  • Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Physics and Mathematics Sciences Department, Av. San Claudio y Río Verde, Col. San Manuel, Puebla, 72570, Mexico
/ M. A. Palomino-Ovando
  • Corresponding author
  • Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Physics and Mathematics Sciences Department, Av. San Claudio y Río Verde, Col. San Manuel, Puebla, 72570, Mexico
/ D. Estrada-Wiese
  • Corresponding author
  • Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México. Privada Xochicalco S/N, 62580 Temixco, Morelos, Mexico
/ J. A. del Río
  • Corresponding author
  • Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México. Privada Xochicalco S/N, 62580 Temixco, Morelos, Mexico
/ M. B. de la Mora
  • Corresponding author
  • CCADET Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Circuito Exterior S/N 04510 Ciudad de México, México
/ R. Doti
  • Corresponding author
  • Université de Montréal, Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory, School of Optometry, Montreal H3C3J7, Canada
/ J. Faubert
  • Corresponding author
  • Université de Montréal, Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory, School of Optometry, Montreal H3C3J7, Canada
/ J. E. Lugo
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  • Université de Montréal, Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory, School of Optometry, Montreal H3C3J7, Canada
Published Online: 2016-08-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mesbi-2016-0003

Abstract

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.

Keywords: photonic crystal; auto-oscillation; selfoscillator; porous silicon

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About the article

Received: 2016-04-01

Accepted: 2016-07-05

Published Online: 2016-08-12



Citation Information: Mesoporous Biomaterials, ISSN (Online) 2300-2271, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mesbi-2016-0003. Export Citation

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