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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1009–1011

Radiation forces on a Rayleigh dielectric sphere in a patterned optical near field

Romain Quidant, Dmitri Petrov, and Gonçal Badenes  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 9, pp. 1009-1011 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001009


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Abstract

We report on the study of the radiation forces exerted on a Rayleigh dielectric particle by a patterned optical near-field landscape at an interface decorated with resonant gold nanostructures. This configuration allows for the generation of a large array of surface subwavelength optical traps from an extended collimated beam, which may be of interest for parallel optical manipulation and sorting of submicrometer objects.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

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Romain Quidant, Dmitri Petrov, and Gonçal Badenes, "Radiation forces on a Rayleigh dielectric sphere in a patterned optical near field," Opt. Lett. 30, 1009-1011 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-9-1009


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