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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1674–1676

Analytical partial wave expansion of vector Bessel beam and its application to optical binding

Jun Chen, Jack Ng, Pei Wang, and Zhifang Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1674-1676 (2010)

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Explicit partial wave coefficients are derived for nondiffractive vector Bessel beam of arbitrary order and polarization. Calculations based on the analytical partial wave expansion yield results that agree well with recent numerical calculations and experiments on optical binding. We have also investigated how one can tailor the interparticle interaction by overlaying different coatings. It is found that the Ag and low dielectric coating can increase the number of equilibrium positions, whereas the antireflection coating reduces it.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2010
Published: May 11, 2010

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Jun Chen, Jack Ng, Pei Wang, and Zhifang Lin, "Analytical partial wave expansion of vector Bessel beam and its application to optical binding," Opt. Lett. 35, 1674-1676 (2010)

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