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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 11247–11255

Looking through the mirror: Optical microcavity-mirror image photonic interaction

Lei Shi, E. Xifré-Pérez, F. J. García de Abajo, and F. Meseguer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 11247-11255 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.011247


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Abstract

Although science fiction literature and art portray extraordinary stories of people interacting with their images behind a mirror, we know that they are not real and belong to the realm of fantasy. However, it is well known that charges or magnets near a good electrical conductor experience real attractive or repulsive forces, respectively, originating in the interaction with their images. Here, we show strong interaction between an optical microcavity and its image under external illumination. Specifically, we use silicon nanospheres whose high refractive index makes well-defined optical resonances feasible. The strong interaction produces attractive and repulsive forces depending on incident wavelength, cavity-metal separation and resonance mode symmetry. These intense repulsive photonic forces warrant a new kind of optical levitation that allows us to accurately manipulate small particles, with important consequences for microscopy, optical sensing and control of light by light at the nanoscale.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2012
Published: May 1, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Lei Shi, E. Xifré-Pérez, F. J. García de Abajo, and F. Meseguer, "Looking through the mirror: Optical microcavity-mirror image photonic interaction," Opt. Express 20, 11247-11255 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-11247


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