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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 216–218

Optical trapping of metallic particles by a fixed Gaussian beam

Hiromitsu Furukawa and Ichirou Yamaguchi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 216-218 (1998)

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We demonstrate optical trapping of gold particles by use of single-beam gradient force. It is found that the radiation force exerted upon a gold particle can point toward the focus of the incident beam in two dimensions. Computations of the radiation force exerted upon a gold particle are also carried out to examine this phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

Hiromitsu Furukawa and Ichirou Yamaguchi, "Optical trapping of metallic particles by a fixed Gaussian beam," Opt. Lett. 23, 216-218 (1998)

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