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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2661–2662

The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers: reply

Timo A. Nieminen, Alexander B. Stilgoe, Vincent L. Y. Loke, Norman R. Heckenberg, and Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2661-2662 (2009)

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We show that errors in the calculation of spherical Hankel functions for very small size parameters does not affect the calculation of optical trapping forces; predicted forces agree with the Rayleigh formula.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2009
Published: February 10, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Timo A. Nieminen, Alexander B. Stilgoe, Vincent L. Loke, Norman R. Heckenberg, and Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers: reply," Opt. Express 17, 2661-2662 (2009)

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