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.
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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.