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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2583–2585

Localized vibrational modes in optically bound structures

Jack Ng and C. T. Chan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2583-2585 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002583


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Abstract

We show, through analytical theory and rigorous numerical calculations, that optical binding can organize a collection of particles into extended, periodic one-dimensional lattices. These lattices, as well as other optically bound structures, are shown to exhibit spatially localized vibrational eigenmodes. The origin of localization here is distinct from the usual mechanisms such as disorder, defect, or nonlinearity but is a consequence of the long-ranged nature of optical binding. For an array of particles trapped by an interference pattern, the stable configuration is often dictated by the external light source, but we observed that interparticle optical binding forces can have a profound influence on the dynamics.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(220.4880) Optical design and fabrication : Optomechanics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Jack Ng and C. T. Chan, "Localized vibrational modes in optically bound structures," Opt. Lett. 31, 2583-2585 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-17-2583

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