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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 3001–3003

Reversal of the optical force in a plasmonic trap

Lina Huang and Olivier J.F. Martin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 3001-3003 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.003001


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Abstract

We study in detail the optical forces generated by a plasmonic trap on a plasmonic nanoparticle. The permittivity of the trapped particle is tuned using a Drude model. The interplay between the plasmon resonances of the trap and of the particle can produce different regimes leading to attractive or repulsive forces. Hence a particle will be trapped or repulsed depending on its permittivity. Such a physical system should provide new functionalities for lab-on-the-chip applications.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2008
Published: December 12, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Lina Huang and Olivier J. F. Martin, "Reversal of the optical force in a plasmonic trap," Opt. Lett. 33, 3001-3003 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-24-3001


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