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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Jun. 14, 2004
  • pp: 2746–2753

Optical binding between dielectric particles

Samarendra Kumar Mohanty, Joseph Thomas Andrews, and Pradeep Kumar Gupta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2746-2753 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002746


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Abstract

We report observation of optical binding between two dielectric particles with dimensions less than the wavelength of the interacting light. The observed dependence of the separation of optically bound particles on the polarization of the trapping beam is in agreement with earlier theoretical predictions.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2004
Published: June 14, 2004

Citation
Samarendra Mohanty, Joseph Andrews, and Pradeep Gupta, "Optical binding between dielectric particles," Opt. Express 12, 2746-2753 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-12-2746


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