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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 6921–6929

Emergent properties in optically bound matter

J. M. Taylor, L. Y. Wong, C. D. Bain, and G. D. Love  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 6921-6929 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006921


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Abstract

Sub-micron particles have been observed to spontaneously form regular two-dimensional structures in counterpropagating evanescent laser fields. We show that collective properties of large numbers of optically-trapped particles can be qualitatively different to the properties of small numbers. This is demonstrated both with a computer model and with experimental results. As the number of particles in the structure is increased, optical binding forces can be sufficiently large to overcome the optical landscape imposed by the interference fringes of the laser beams and impose a different, competing structure.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2008
Published: April 30, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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J. M. Taylor, L. Y. Wong, C. D. Bain, and G. D. Love, "Emergent properties in optically bound matter," Opt. Express 16, 6921-6929 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-10-6921


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