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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1383–1393

Noble-metal nanoparticles and short pulses for nanomanipulations: theoretical analysis

Gili Bisker and Dvir Yelin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 1383-1393 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.001383


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Abstract

The rapid temperature change and the near-field enhancement resulting from resonant interactions between short laser pulses and noble-metal nanoparticles could be utilized for precise manipulations of matter on a nanometric scale. Here, we present a theoretical study of the relative effects of various experimental parameters, including pulse duration, irradiance, and wavelength, and a particle’s substance, size, and shape. We show that spatially confined, local nanometric interactions between a particle and its near surroundings are feasible using 50 nm gold and silver nanospheres illuminated by laser pulses shorter than 70 fs and 90 fs, respectively, with no particle melting and minimal collateral damage. The results of this work could be useful for researchers in various fields, who aim at manipulating matter on the smallest possible scales, with high specificity and accuracy.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2012
Published: May 23, 2012

Citation
Gili Bisker and Dvir Yelin, "Noble-metal nanoparticles and short pulses for nanomanipulations: theoretical analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1383-1393 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-6-1383

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