Self-Stabilizing Silicon Nitride Lightsails

Ramon Gao, Yonghwi Kim, Laura Kim, Michael D. Kelzenberg, Ognjen Ilic, Harry A. Atwater

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We report a design for a microscopic lightsail prototype that allows for passive stabilization in the radiation-pressure dominated regime. Stable dynamics of our silicon nitride structure are predicted for initial tilts of up to ±10°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580767
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081


Conference2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

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