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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2823–2826

Resonant optical gun

A. V. Maslov and M. I. Bakunov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2823-2826 (2014)

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We propose a concept of a structure—a resonant optical gun—to realize an efficient propulsion of dielectric microparticles by light forces. The structure is based on a waveguide in which a reversal of the electromagnetic momentum flow of the incident mode is realized by exciting a whispering gallery resonance in the microparticle. The propelling force can reach the value up to the theoretical maximum of twice the momentum flow of the initial wave. The force density oscillates along the particle periphery and has very large amplitude.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2014
Published: April 30, 2014

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A. V. Maslov and M. I. Bakunov, "Resonant optical gun," Opt. Lett. 39, 2823-2826 (2014)

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