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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Novel Trapping and Micromanipulation Techniques I (FME)

Complex Nonlinear Opto-Fluidity

Carmel Rotschild, Meirav Saraf, Assaf Barak, Ramy El-Ganainy, Efrat Lifshitz, Demetrios Christodoulides, and Mordechai Segev


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We demonstrate symbiotic dynamics of light and nano-particles suspended in liquid. Light-force varies the local particle density, modifies the fluid properties (surface-tension, viscosity), inducing motion/rotation in the fluid, causing synergetic nonlinear-dynamics of light and fluid.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

C. Rotschild, M. Saraf, A. Barak, R. El-Ganainy, E. Lifshitz, D. Christodoulides, and M. Segev, "Complex Nonlinear Opto-Fluidity," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FME2.

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