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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2895–2904

Radiation forces acting on a Rayleigh dielectric sphere produced by highly focused elegant Hermite-cosine-Gaussian beams

Zhirong Liu and Daomu Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2895-2904 (2012)

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We derive the analytical expression for the propagation of elegant Hermite-cosine-Gaussian (EHcosG) beams through a paraxial ABCD optical system and use it to study the radiation forces produced by highly focused this kind of beams acting on a Rayleigh dielectric sphere. Owing to the characteristics of focused EHcosG beams our analysis shows that it can be expected to simultaneously trap and manipulate dielectric spheres with low-refractive index at the focus point, and spheres with high-refractive index nearby the focus point. Finally, we discuss the stability conditions for effective trapping and manipulating the particle.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2011
Published: January 24, 2012

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Zhirong Liu and Daomu Zhao, "Radiation forces acting on a Rayleigh dielectric sphere produced by highly focused elegant Hermite-cosine-Gaussian beams," Opt. Express 20, 2895-2904 (2012)

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