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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 47–51

All-optical particle trap using orthogonally intersecting beams [Invited]

K. D. Leake, A. R. Hawkins, and H. Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations

Photonics Research, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 47-51 (2013)

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We analyze the properties of a dual-beam trap of orthogonally intersecting beams in the geometrical optics regime. We derive analytical expressions for the trapping location and stability criteria for trapping a microparticle with uncollimated Gaussian beams. An upper limit for the beam waist is found. Optical forces and particle trajectories are calculated numerically for the realistic case of a microparticle in intersecting liquid-core waveguides.

© 2013 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Photonic Manipulation

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2013
Published: June 11, 2013

K. D. Leake, A. R. Hawkins, and H. Schmidt, "All-optical particle trap using orthogonally intersecting beams [Invited]," Photon. Res. 1, 47-51 (2013)

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