Optical sensors using materials with unusual mechanical properties or photonic bandgaps

R. H. Baughman, C. Cui, A. Zakhidov, Z. Iqbal, S. Stafstrom, S. O. Dantas

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Optical sensors whose performance depend on materials having quite different mechanical properties are investigated. These properties include negative Poisson's ratio and negative linear compressibility. Because of the symmetry of the elastic constant compliance matrix, a material that has a negative linear compressibility should increase the density when stretched in an appropriate direction. Such a material is referred to as stretched-densified, which is a distinctly different property than having Poisson's ratio. Both the stretch-densification property and negative Poisson's ratios can be used to obtain enhancements in the sensitivity of optical sensors for the measurement of stress, strain, or environmental influences that produce either of two.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-247
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 10th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 10 1997Nov 13 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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