Optically coupled optomechanical oscillators. (a) Schematic of the device illustrating the mechanical mode profile and the optical whispering gallery mode. (b) False-colored SEM image of the oscillators with chrome heating pads (blue) for optical tuning by top illumination.
Michal Lipson does groundbreaking research on nanophotonics—“optics on a very, very small scale." In this interview for Fusion’s “Genius” series she explains how nanophotonics could revolutionize the way computers work.