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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2869–2872

Partially coherent fluctuating sources that produce the same optical force as a laser beam

J. M. Auñón and M. Nieto-Vesperinas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2869-2872 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002869


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Abstract

Inspired by a theory previously derived by Wolf and Collett [Opt. Commun. 25, 293 (1978)], we demonstrate that partially coherent Gaussian–Schell model fluctuating sources (GSMS) produce exactly the same optical forces as a fully coherent laser beam. We also show that this kind of source helps to control the magnitude of the light–matter mechanical interaction in biological samples, which are sensitive to thermal heating induced by higher intensities. The latter is a consequence of the fact that the same photonic force can be obtained with a low-intensity GSMS as with a high-intensity laser beam.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2013
Published: July 30, 2013

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
J. M. Auñón and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, "Partially coherent fluctuating sources that produce the same optical force as a laser beam," Opt. Lett. 38, 2869-2872 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2869

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