Optical Levitation in a Bessel Light Beam

V Garcés-Chávez, D Roskey, MD Summers, H Melville, David McGloin, EM Wright, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

A vertically oriented zero order Bessel light beam is shown to create a one-dimensional array of trapped particles over extended (millimeter) distances. The particles take up equilibrium positions over the entire length of the beam and this is a consequence of the interplay between optical scattering and the self-healing properties of the Bessel beam. This work has analogies to recent studies of optically bound matter and allows for the simple creation of one-dimensional particle chains and their subsequent spectroscopic analysis. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4001
Number of pages4001
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume85
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • RADIATION PRESSURE
  • MICROMANIPULATION

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