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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 3045–3055

Field enhancement in a chain of optically bound dipoles

M. Guillon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 3045-3055 (2006)

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A one-dimensional array of dipoles, optically trapped and bound in a fringe, is considered. The coupling with the incident field is studied as a function of the number of interacting dipoles. This coupling exhibits an enhancement which collapses when the chain is too long. Two possibilities are explored to keep enhancement: shrinking the coherence and spatially phase modulating the trapping light.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

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Original Manuscript: February 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

M. Guillon, "Field enhancement in a chain of optically bound dipoles," Opt. Express 14, 3045-3055 (2006)

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