We demonstrate novel transverse and longitudinal optical forces that facilitate self-alignment between two parts of a waveguide broken by an offset and a gap. We analyze two-dimensional configurations and extend the discussion to three-dimensional systems.
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(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
A. Mizrahi, K. Ikeda, F. Bonomelli, L. Feng, V. Lomakin, and Y. Fainman, "Transverse and Longitudinal Optical Forces of Self-Alignment in Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CTuL7.
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