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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3041–3043

Optical manipulation of microspheres along a subwavelength optical wire

G. Brambilla, G. Senthil Murugan, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 3041-3043 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003041


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Abstract

The propulsion of 3 μ m polystyrene spheres along a subwavelength optical wire is demonstrated. Velocities in the range of 7 15 μ m s are observed. Simulations are carried out to evaluate the evanescent field at the waveguide–water suspension interface.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optical Tweezers or Optical Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2007
Published: October 12, 2007

Citation
G. Brambilla, G. Senthil Murugan, J. S. Wilkinson, and D. J. Richardson, "Optical manipulation of microspheres along a subwavelength optical wire," Opt. Lett. 32, 3041-3043 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-20-3041


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