Abstract

A new electromechanical transistor based on an optical driven vibrational ring structure has been postulated. In the device, optical power excites the ring structure to vibrate, which acts as the shuttle transporting electrons from one electrode to the other forming the transistor. The electrical current of the transistor is adjusted by the optical power. Coupled opto-electro-mechanical simulation has been performed. It is shown from the dynamic analysis that the stable working range of the transistor is much wider than that of the optical wave inside the cavity, i.e., the optical resonance enters nonperiodic states while the mechanical vibration of the ring is still periodic.

© 2015 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Experimental demonstration of a Raman effect–based optical transistor

A. N. Starodumov, Yu. O. Barmenkov, A. Martinez, I. Torres, and L. A. Zenteno
Opt. Lett. 23(5) 352-354 (1998)

Electromechanically driven variable-focus lens based on transparent dielectric elastomer

Sang-ik Son, David Pugal, Taeseon Hwang, Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Ja Choon Koo, Youngkwan Lee, Kwang Kim, and Jae-Do Nam
Appl. Opt. 51(15) 2987-2996 (2012)

Microresonator-based all-optical transistor

B. D. Clader and S. M. Hendrickson
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(5) 1329-1334 (2013)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription