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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 25257–25270

A lateral optical equilibrium in waveguide-resonator optical force

Varat Intaraprasonk and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 25257-25270 (2013)

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We consider the lateral optical force between a resonator and a waveguide, and study the possibility of an equilibrium that occurs solely from the optical force in such system. We prove analytically that a single-resonance system cannot give such an equilibrium in the resonator-waveguide force. We then show that two-resonance systems can provide such an equilibrium. We provide an intuitive way to predict the existence of an equilibrium, and give numerical examples.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2013
Published: October 15, 2013

Varat Intaraprasonk and Shanhui Fan, "A lateral optical equilibrium in waveguide-resonator optical force," Opt. Express 21, 25257-25270 (2013)

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