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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 14-18, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-956-5
Optical Trapping and Manipulation I (FTu4C)

Trapping and transporting air-borne absorbing particles with a single optical beam

Ze Zhang, Drake Cannan, Peng Zhang, Jingjiao Liu, Demetrios Christodoulides, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


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We observe optical trapping of micron-sized absorbing air-borne particles with a single optical beam. Optical transportation of aerosols (silicon or carbon Mie particles) between two focused Gaussian beams or between two glass cuvettes is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects

Z. Zhang, D. Cannan, P. Zhang, J. Liu, D. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, "Trapping and transporting air-borne absorbing particles with a single optical beam," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTu4C.6.

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