We establish synthetic magnetic fields for nanomechanical transport by modulating optomechanical interactions. We show that the controlled breaking of time-reversal symmetry leads to chirality in the system’s eigenmodes, transport and thermodynamics

Photonic Forces

Slim, J.J, del Pino, J, Mathew, J.P, & Verhagen, E. (2020). Magnetic Fields for Phonons Through Nano-Optomechanical Interactions. In Frontiers in Optics / Laser Science, paper FW5C.3. OPG. doi:10.1364/FIO.2020.FW5C.3