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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 22235–22239

Magnetic field distribution of a highly focused radially-polarized light beam

Yaoju Zhang and Biaofeng Ding  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 22235-22239 (2009)

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A simple expression for the magnetic filed of a highly focused radially polarized light is derived and the incorrect results for the time averaged Poynting vector and the trapping stability for a gold particle presented in the paper “Trapping metallic Rayleigh particles with radial polarization” by Zhan (Opt. Express 12, 3377–3382 (2004)) are corrected.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2009
Published: November 19, 2009

Yaoju Zhang and Biaofeng Ding, "Magnetic field distribution of a highly focused radially-polarized light beam," Opt. Express 17, 22235-22239 (2009)

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