A novel dual-beam launching method allows controlled optical trapping and high-speed (9 cm/s) propulsion of microparticles in air-filled hollow-core PCF. Optical, viscous, and gravitational forces can be measured and the particle size determined.
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(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
O. A. Schmidt, T. G. Euser, M. K. Garbos, and P. Russell, "Precise Optical Measurements of Particle Size in Air-Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber," in Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper FTuA4.
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