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Analytical expression for radiation forces on a dielectric cylinder illuminated by a cylindrical Gaussian beam

V.V. Kotlyar and A. G. Nalimov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6316-6321 (2006)

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Radiation forces exerted upon a dielectric, circular-shaped cylinder of infinite length illuminated by a non-paraxial cylindrical Gaussian beam are considered. Vectorial projections of the radiation pressure force on a dielectric, arbitrary- and circular-shaped cylinder are expressed analytically. In particular, the radiation force is expressed through coefficients of the decomposition of the non-paraxial Gaussian beam into the cylindrical functions. Using numerical examples, a possibility to optically trap a circular-shaped cylinder in a non-paraxial cylindrical Gaussian beam is demonstrated.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

V. V. Kotlyar and A. G. Nalimov, "Analytical expression for radiation forces on a dielectric cylinder illuminated by a cylindrical Gaussian beam," Opt. Express 14, 6316-6321 (2006)

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