Optical levitation in a Bessel light beam

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. Roskey, M. D. Summers, H. Melville, D. McGloin, E. M. Wright, K. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4001-4003
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume85
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 1

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Garcés-Chávez, V., Roskey, D., Summers, M. D., Melville, H., McGloin, D., Wright, E. M., & Dholakia, K. (2004). Optical levitation in a Bessel light beam. Applied Physics Letters, 85(18), 4001-4003. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1814820
Garcés-Chávez, V. ; Roskey, D. ; Summers, M. D. ; Melville, H. ; McGloin, D. ; Wright, E. M. ; Dholakia, K. / Optical levitation in a Bessel light beam. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 85, No. 18. pp. 4001-4003.
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In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 85, No. 18, 01.11.2004, p. 4001-4003.

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Garcés-Chávez V, Roskey D, Summers MD, Melville H, McGloin D, Wright EM et al. Optical levitation in a Bessel light beam. Applied Physics Letters. 2004 Nov 1;85(18):4001-4003. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1814820