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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2385–2387

Dipole–dipole interaction in random electromagnetic fields

Sergey Sukhov, Kyle M. Douglass, and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2385-2387 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002385


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Abstract

We demonstrate that a nonvanishing interaction force exists between pairs of induced dipoles in a random, statistically stationary electromagnetic field. This new type of optical binding force leads to long-range interaction between dipolar particles even when placed in spatially incoherent fields. We also discuss several unique features of the dipole–dipole interaction in spatially incoherent Gaussian fields.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2013
Published: July 3, 2013

Citation
Sergey Sukhov, Kyle M. Douglass, and Aristide Dogariu, "Dipole–dipole interaction in random electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 38, 2385-2387 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-14-2385


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