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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 649–652

Particle trapping and structuring on the surface of LiNbO3:Fe optical waveguides using photovoltaic fields

M. Jubera, A. García-Cabañes, J. Olivares, A. Alcazar, and M. Carrascosa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 649-652 (2014)

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We report on the successful trapping and patterning of micro- and nanometric particles on the surface of LiNbO3 optical waveguides via photovoltaic tweezers. A waveguide configuration is used for the first time combined with this recently proposed technique. The electric field pattern is generated by light propagating in the waveguide, allowing us to separate the light channel with the region in which particles are deposited. Results on micro- and nanoparticle trapping, by two different deposition methods on two types of planar waveguides (by soft proton exchanged and by swift heavy ion irradiation), and using single-beam and two-beam interferometric configuration, are presented and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2013
Published: January 29, 2014

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M. Jubera, A. García-Cabañes, J. Olivares, A. Alcazar, and M. Carrascosa, "Particle trapping and structuring on the surface of LiNbO3:Fe optical waveguides using photovoltaic fields," Opt. Lett. 39, 649-652 (2014)

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