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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20384–20394

Analysis of optical trapping and propulsion of Rayleigh particles using Airy beam

Hua Cheng, Weiping Zang, Wenyuan Zhou, and Jianguo Tian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20384-20394 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.020384


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Abstract

The radiation forces and trajectories of Rayleigh dielectric particles induced by one-dimensional Airy beam were numerically analyzed. Results show that the Airy beam drags particles into the optical intensity peaks, and guides particles vertically along parabolic trajectories. Viscosity of surrounding medium significantly affects the trajectories. Random Brownian force affects the trajectories. Meanwhile, trapping potential depths and minimum trapping particle radii in different potential wells were also discussed. The trapping stability could be improved by increasing either the input peak intensity or the particle radius.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2010
Published: September 9, 2010

Virtual Issues
Vol. 5, Iss. 13 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Hua Cheng, Weiping Zang, Wenyuan Zhou, and Jianguo Tian, "Analysis of optical trapping and propulsion of Rayleigh particles using Airy beam," Opt. Express 18, 20384-20394 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-19-20384


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