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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24413–24421

Radiation force of abruptly autofocusing Airy beams on a Rayleigh particle

Yunfeng Jiang, Kaikai Huang, and Xuanhui Lu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24413-24421 (2013)

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The radiation force of circular Airy beams (CAB) on a dielectric Rayleigh particle is investigated in this paper. Our results show that the CAB can be used to trap the particle whose refractive index is larger than the ambient at different positions along the beam axis. Comparing with the Gaussian beam under the same conditions, the longitudinal and the transverse gradient force of CAB on the Rayleigh particle are increased, and the particle can be trapped more stable. Our analyses also demonstrate that the trapping properties of CAB can be modulated by controlling corresponding parameters of CAB.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2013
Published: October 4, 2013

Yunfeng Jiang, Kaikai Huang, and Xuanhui Lu, "Radiation force of abruptly autofocusing Airy beams on a Rayleigh particle," Opt. Express 21, 24413-24421 (2013)

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