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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3690–3692

Optical trapping of metal-dielectric nanoparticle clusters near photonic crystal microcavities

Camilo A. Mejia, Ningfeng Huang, and Michelle L. Povinelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3690-3692 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003690


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Abstract

We predict the formation of optically trapped, metal-dielectric nanoparticle clusters above photonic crystal microcavities. We determine the conditions on particle size and position for a gold particle to be trapped above the microcavity. We then show that strong field redistribution and enhancement near the trapped gold nanoparticle results in secondary trapping sites for a pair of dielectric nanoparticles.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Camilo A. Mejia, Ningfeng Huang, and Michelle L. Povinelli, "Optical trapping of metal-dielectric nanoparticle clusters near photonic crystal microcavities," Opt. Lett. 37, 3690-3692 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3690


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