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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 3 — Feb. 2, 2009
  • pp: 1753–1765

Radiation force of coherent and partially coherent flat-topped beams on a Rayleigh particle

Chengliang Zhao, Yangjian Cai, Xuanhui Lu, and Halil T. Eyyuboğlu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1753-1765 (2009)

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Propagations of coherent and partially coherent flat-topped beams through a focusing optical system are formulated. The radiation force on a Rayleigh dielectric sphere induced by focused coherent and partially coherent flat-topped beams is investigated theoretically. It is found that we can increase the transverse trapping range at the planes near the focal plane by increasing the flatness (i.e., beam order) of the flat-topped beam, and increase the transverse and longitudinal trapping ranges at the focal plane by decreasing the initial coherence of the flat-topped beam. Moreover the trapping stiffness of flat-topped beam becomes lower as the beam order increases or the initial coherence decreases. The trapping stability is also analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2009
Published: January 29, 2009

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Chengliang Zhao, Yangjian Cai, Xuanhui Lu, and Halil T. Eyyuboğlu, "Radiation force of coherent and partially coherent flat-topped beams on a Rayleigh particle," Opt. Express 17, 1753-1765 (2009)

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