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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19613–19626

Static and dynamic behavior of two optically bound microparticles in a standing wave

O. Brzobohatý, V. Karásek, M. Šiler, J. Trojek, and P. Zemánek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19613-19626 (2011)

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It is generally accepted that the interaction between particles mediated by the scattered light (called optical binding) is very weak. Therefore, the optical binding is usually neglected in a multi-particle trapping in distinct optical traps. Here we show that even the presence of only two dielectric particles confined in the standing wave leads to their significantly different behavior comparing to the case of a single trapped particle. We obtained persuading coincidence between our experimental records and the results of the deterministic and stochastic theoretical simulations based on the coupled dipole method.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(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

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2011
Published: September 22, 2011

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O. Brzobohatý, V. Karásek, M. Šiler, J. Trojek, and P. Zemánek, "Static and dynamic behavior of two optically bound microparticles in a standing wave," Opt. Express 19, 19613-19626 (2011)

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