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Supplementary Materials

The PDF file includes:

  • Section S1. Measurements of the adhesion force between gold plates and microfibers
  • Section S2. Extraction of the angle between gold plates and microfibers
  • Section S3. Ruling out the optical force and the photophoretic force as driving forces
  • Section S4. A theoretical model of locomotion resolution
  • Section S5. Numerical simulations of the Lamb wave in an asymmetrically configured
  • Fig. S1. Experimental procedures.
  • Fig. S2. Experimental configuration of the locomotor system in vacuum.
  • Fig. S3. Numerical calculation of plasmonic heating in the gold plate.
  • Fig. S4. Measurements of the adhesion force between gold plates and microfibers.
  • Fig. S5. Calculations of the angle between the gold plate and the microfiber using the projection method.
  • Fig. S6. Rotation of the locomotor actuated by light pulses with different repetition rates.
  • Fig. S7. Experimental system of a micromirror for optical sweeping.
  • Fig. S8. Numerical results of the Lamb wave generated in a gold plate.
  • Fig. S9. Wave motion patterns for the right-shifted and left-shifted asymmetric configurations.
  • Fig. S10. Lamb wave propagating in a larger gold plate.
  • Legends for movies S1 to S10
  • References (32–41)

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.mp4 format). A motor that is driven by a pulsed supercontinuum light with different repetition rates in air (sample A).
  • Movie S2 (.mp4 format). A motor that is driven by a pulsed supercontinuum light in vacuum.
  • Movie S3 (.mp4 format). A pulsed light–actuated stepping motor.
  • Movie S4 (.mp4 format). A lower power of the light pulse and a smaller rotation step for the locomotor.
  • Movie S5 (.mp4 format). A motor that is driven by a 1064-nm pulsed light in air.
  • Movie S6 (.mp4 format). A motor that is driven by a pulsed supercontinuum light with different repetition rates in air (sample B).
  • Movie S7 (.mp4 format). Deforming the microfiber to measure the adhesion force.
  • Movie S8 (.mp4 format). An animation to illustrate the rotary locomotion of the motor.
  • Movie S9 (.mp4 format). A light-actuated rotary micromirror.
  • Movie S10 (.mp4 format). Rotation direction of the motor controlled by different asymmetric configurations.

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