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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Oct. 31, 2012

Optical trapping of metal-dielectric nanoparticle clusters near photonic crystal microcavities

Camilo A. Mejia, Ningfeng Huang, and Michelle L. Povinelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3690-3692 (2012)

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We predict the formation of optically trapped, metal-dielectric nanoparticle clusters above photonic crystal microcavities. We determine the conditions on particle size and position for a gold particle to be trapped above the microcavity. We then show that strong field redistribution and enhancement near the trapped gold nanoparticle results in secondary trapping sites for a pair of dielectric nanoparticles.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Camilo A. Mejia, Ningfeng Huang, and Michelle L. Povinelli, "Optical trapping of metal-dielectric nanoparticle clusters near photonic crystal microcavities," Opt. Lett. 37, 3690-3692 (2012)

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