One-Dimensional Optically Bound Arrays of Microscopic Particles

S. A. Tatarkova, A. E. Carruthers, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

A one-dimensional optically coupled array of colloidal particles is created in a potential well formed by two counterpropagating Gaussian light beams. This array has analogies to linear chains of trapped atomic ions. Breathing modes and oscillations of the center of mass are observed. The stability of the array is in accordance with the Kramers model.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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