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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2009

The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers: comment

Bo Sun and David G. Grier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2658-2660 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.002658


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Abstract

Recently, Stilgoe, et al., [Opt. Express 16, 15039 (2008)] reported calculations of the force on an optically trapped sphere performed using the “optical tweezers toolbox”. This software suffers from numerical inaccuracies that lead to qualitative errors in the state diagram for stable trapping, particularly for spheres smaller than the wavelength of light.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2008
Published: February 10, 2009

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Bo Sun and David G. Grier, "The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers: comment," Opt. Express 17, 2658-2660 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-4-2658


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