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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2998–3000

Optical bistability driven by the light-induced forces between metal nanoparticles

Sergey V. Perminov, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Sergey G. Rautian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2998-3000 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002998


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Abstract

A motion-induced optical bistability is shown for a metal nanoparticle dimer that is plasmon coupled and bound with dispersion (colloidal) forces. The effect does not require any material nonlinearity.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(190.3970) Nonlinear optics : Microparticle nonlinear optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2008
Published: December 12, 2008

Citation
Sergey V. Perminov, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Sergey G. Rautian, "Optical bistability driven by the light-induced forces between metal nanoparticles," Opt. Lett. 33, 2998-3000 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-24-2998

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