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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1694–1696

Optical trapping of gold nanoparticles by cylindrical vector beam

Lu Huang, Honglian Guo, Jiafang Li, Lin Ling, Baohua Feng, and Zhi-Yuan Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1694-1696 (2012)

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Optical trapping of gold nanoparticles is experimentally demonstrated using radially and azimuthally polarized beams. The transverse optical trapping stiffness of gold nanoparticles is measured. The radially polarized beam exhibits a higher trapping efficiency than the azimuthally polarized beam and the Gaussian beam. The transverse stiffness of particles with different diameters is measured experimentally and calculated via the discrete-dipole approximation method, and good agreement between theory and experiment is found.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2012
Published: May 14, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Lu Huang, Honglian Guo, Jiafang Li, Lin Ling, Baohua Feng, and Zhi-Yuan Li, "Optical trapping of gold nanoparticles by cylindrical vector beam," Opt. Lett. 37, 1694-1696 (2012)

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