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Optical pulling force and conveyor belt effect in resonator–waveguide system

Varat Intaraprasonk and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 17, pp. 3264-3267 (2013)

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We present the theoretical condition and actual numerical design that achieves an optical pulling force in resonator–waveguide systems, where the direction of the force on the resonator is in the opposite direction to the input light in the waveguide. We also show that this pulling force can occur in conjunction with the lateral optical equilibrium effect, such that the resonator is maintained at the fixed distance from the waveguide while experiencing the pulling force.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2013
Published: August 21, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Varat Intaraprasonk and Shanhui Fan, "Optical pulling force and conveyor belt effect in resonator–waveguide system," Opt. Lett. 38, 3264-3267 (2013)

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