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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2004
  • pp: 6001–6006

Bottle beam from a bare laser for single-beam trapping

Ching-Hsu Chen, Po-Tse Tai, and Wen-Feng Hsieh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 32, pp. 6001-6006 (2004)

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We demonstrate that a laser beam converging from a specific transverse mode is a bottle beam, as described in J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1220 (2003). To our knowledge, this is the first time that a bottle beam has been generated directly from a laser. By calculating the radiation forces on a dielectric Rayleigh sphere in the bottle beam, we show that the single beam can trap high-refractive-index particles at the multiple axial sites of intensity maxima, and it can confine low-index particles on a transverse plane within the bottle regions. Such a novel laser beam may have other applications.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2004
Published: November 10, 2004

Ching-Hsu Chen, Po-Tse Tai, and Wen-Feng Hsieh, "Bottle beam from a bare laser for single-beam trapping," Appl. Opt. 43, 6001-6006 (2004)

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