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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6600–6608

Lensless optical manipulation with an evanescent field

Víctor Ruiz-Cortés and Juan P. Vite-Frías  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6600-6608 (2008)

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We report on the numerical study to model a lensless optical manipulation trap to investigate some observed features as guiding and modulation effects caused by a micro-sphere. For this we calculate the field distribution and force exerted upon a micrometer-sized spherical dielectric particle in an evanescent field. The method of calculation is based on the integral equation formalism describe by A.A. Maradudin et. al. [1] and A. Mendoza-Suárez and E.R. Méndez [2]. The numerical experiments were done considering a two-dimensional model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2008
Published: April 24, 2008

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Victor Ruiz-Cortés and Juan P. Vite-Frías, "Lensless optical manipulation with an evanescent field," Opt. Express 16, 6600-6608 (2008)

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