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Optical Trapping Applications
Vancouver Canada
April 26-30, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-871-1
DH/FTS/HISE/NTM/OTA Joint Poster Session (JTuB)

Optical Trapping Efficiency Measured for Dielectric Particles by Using Cylindrical Vector Beams

Yuichi Kozawa and Shunichi Sato


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Axial and transverse optical trapping efficiencies were measured by using cylindrical vector beams when a dielectric particle was trapped three-dimensionally. Radially polarized beams showed the highest axial trapping efficiency for a micrometer-sized glass bead.

© 2009 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Y. Kozawa and S. Sato, "Optical Trapping Efficiency Measured for Dielectric Particles by Using Cylindrical Vector Beams," in Advances in Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuB32.

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