Optically bound microscopic particles in one dimension

D. McGloin, A. E. Carruthers, K. Dholakia, E. M. Wright

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Abstract

The creation of self-organized one-dimensional optically bound arrays of microscopic matters in counterpropagating light fields were studied. A numerical model was developed to simulate the equilibrium positions of two and three particles in a counterpropagating beam geometry, where the particle sizes are larger then the laser wavelength. The model aided in investigating the ways in which particles interact with the light field in extended optical lattices. The role of the scattering and refraction of light in the creation of the one-dimensional arrays was also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021403
Pages (from-to)021403-1-021403-6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume69
Issue number2 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 1

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One Dimension
Optical Lattice
Refraction
Particle Size
Scattering
Wavelength
Laser
refraction
geometry
scattering
wavelengths
lasers
Model

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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McGloin, D. ; Carruthers, A. E. ; Dholakia, K. ; Wright, E. M. / Optically bound microscopic particles in one dimension. In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 2004 ; Vol. 69, No. 2 1. pp. 021403-1-021403-6.
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In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 69, No. 2 1, 021403, 01.02.2004, p. 021403-1-021403-6.

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