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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)