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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 206–216

Optical binding of cylinder photonic molecules in the near field of partially coherent fluctuating Gaussian Schell model sources: a coherent mode representation

Juan Miguel Auñón, F. J. Valdivia-Valero, and Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 206-216 (2014)

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We present a theory and computation method of radiation pressure from partially coherent light by establishing a coherent mode representation of the radiation forces. This is illustrated with the near field emitted from a Gaussian Schell model source, mechanically acting on a single cylinder with magnetodielectric behavior, or on a photonic molecule constituted by a pair of such cylinders. Thus after studying the force produced by a single particle, we address the effects of the spatial coherence on the bonding and antibonding states of two particles. The coherence length manifests the critical limitation of the contribution of evanescent modes to the scattered fields, and hence to the nature and strength of the electromagnetic forces, even when electric and/or magnetic partial wave resonances are excited.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2013
Published: December 24, 2013

Juan Miguel Auñón, F. J. Valdivia-Valero, and Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas, "Optical binding of cylinder photonic molecules in the near field of partially coherent fluctuating Gaussian Schell model sources: a coherent mode representation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 206-216 (2014)

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