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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8201–8211

Photophoretic manipulation of absorbing aerosol particles with vortex beams: theory versus experiment

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Vladlen G. Shvedov, Andrei V. Rode, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8201-8211 (2009)

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We develop a theoretical approach for describing the optical trapping and manipulation of carbon nanoclusters in air with a dual-vortex optical trap, as realized recently in experiment [V. Shvedov et al., Opt. Express 17, 5743 (2009)]. We calculate both longitudinal and transverse photophoretic forces acting on a spherical absorbing particle, and then compare our theoretical predictions with the experimental data.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2009
Published: April 30, 2009

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Vladlen G. Shvedov, Andrei V. Rode, Wieslaw Krolikowski, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Photophoretic manipulation of absorbing aerosol particles with vortex beams: theory versus experiment," Opt. Express 17, 8201-8211 (2009)

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