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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3910–3913

Cluster formation in ferrofluids induced by holographic optical tweezers

Jan Masajada, Marcin Bacia, and Sławomir Drobczyński  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 19, pp. 3910-3913 (2013)

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Holographic optical tweezers were used to show the interaction between a strongly focused laser beam and magnetic nanoparticles in ferrofluid. When the light intensity was high enough, magnetic nanoparticles were removed from the beam center and formed a dark ring. The same behavior was observed when focusing vortex or Bessel beams. The interactions between two or more separated rings of magnetic nanoparticles created by independent optical traps were also observed.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(130.2260) Integrated optics : Ferroelectrics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

Jan Masajada, Marcin Bacia, and Sławomir Drobczyński, "Cluster formation in ferrofluids induced by holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Lett. 38, 3910-3913 (2013)

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