Analysis of optical binding in one dimension

V. Karasek, K. Dholakia, P. Zemanek

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Abstract

The redistribution of light between micro- or nanoobjects placed in counter-propagating laser fields leads to their steady-state spatial configurations. Under appropriate conditions, the objects are spatially separated and form optically bound matter. This is a very exciting phenomenon that is still not fully understood. In this article we present a new theoretical model of how to study this phenomenon, which is based on a coupled dipole method particularly amenable to nanoparticle optical binding. Predictions of this model are compared with experimental data and other theoretical models with satisfactory results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume84
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • DISCRETE-DIPOLE APPROXIMATION
  • GRAINS
  • SCATTERING

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