We experimentally demonstrate the generation of an array of optical bottle beams by employing multiple self-accelerating Airy beams. This kind of optical bottle array is created by superimposing eight Airy beams along a circle, all with inward acceleration directed towards the center. In addition, we demonstrate stable trapping of multiple absorbing glassy carbon particles using the proposedoptical bottle array.
© 2013 Chinese Optics Letters
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators
Ze Zhang, Peng Zhang, Matthew Mills, Zhigang Chen, D. N. Christodoulides, and Jingjiao Liu, "Trapping aerosols with optical bottle arrays generated through a superposition of multiple Airy beams," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 033502- (2013)