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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2211–2213

Observation of nondegenerate cavity modes for a distorted polystyrene microsphere

Adam J. Trevitt, Philip J. Wearne, Evan J. Bieske, and Michael D. Schuder  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2211-2213 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002211


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Abstract

Nondegenerate azimuthal morphology-dependent resonances are observed for a distorted, fluorescently labeled polystyrene microsphere levitated in a quadrupole ion trap. Modeling the individual resonances by using perturbation theory allows a determination of quadrupole and octupole distortion parameters. The particle’s shape changes slowly over the course of the measurement and eventually becomes spherical. The morphological changes are facilitated by laser heating of the particle above the polystyrene glass transition temperature. We demonstrate a method of transforming a trapped particle to a sphere and rendering its azimuthal modes degenerate.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: February 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Adam J. Trevitt, Philip J. Wearne, Evan J. Bieske, and Michael D. Schuder, "Observation of nondegenerate cavity modes for a distorted polystyrene microsphere," Opt. Lett. 31, 2211-2213 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-14-2211


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