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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3451–3453

Design of nanoslotted photonic crystal waveguide cavities for single nanoparticle trapping and detection

Shiyun Lin, Juejun Hu, Lionel Kimerling, and Kenneth Crozier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3451-3453 (2009)

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We design and numerically simulate an on-chip photonic device that integrates both optical manipulation and detection functionalities for a single nanoparticle or macromolecule. A unique combination of a photonic crystal waveguide cavity and a nanoslot structure leads to a 1300 times enhancement of the optical gradient trapping force compared with a conventional waveguide trapping device. Numerical simulations indicate that the designed device is capable of stably trapping a single nanoparticle inside the nanoslot cavity, and thus provides an ideal platform for single particle detection and analysis using cavity-enhanced spectroscopic technologies.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published: October 30, 2009

Shiyun Lin, Juejun Hu, Lionel Kimerling, and Kenneth Crozier, "Design of nanoslotted photonic crystal waveguide cavities for single nanoparticle trapping and detection," Opt. Lett. 34, 3451-3453 (2009)

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