Long-range one-dimensional longitudinal optical binding

V. Karásek, T. Čižmár, O. Brzobohatý, P. Zemánek, V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We create extended longitudinally optically bound chains of microparticles with the use of counterpropagating "nondiffracting" light fields, the so-called Bessel beams. The beam homogeneity and extended propagation range allow the creation of 200μm long chains of organized microparticles. We observe short-range multistability within a single chain and long-range multistability between several distinct chains. Our observations are supported by theoretical results of the coupled dipole method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number143601
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume101
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Karásek, V., Čižmár, T., Brzobohatý, O., Zemánek, P., Garcés-Chávez, V., & Dholakia, K. (2008). Long-range one-dimensional longitudinal optical binding. Physical review letters, 101(14), [143601]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.143601