Resonance enhanced optical manipulation: The push and pull of light

Michael Mazilu, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

The optical eigenmode technique offers a global optimisation method delivering the electromagnetic field profile enhancing any linear light-matter interaction. Here, we use this approach to study the optimal beams for trapping, pushing and pulling (tractor beam) a mesoscopic micro-object at resonance with the incident light field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Aug 122012 Aug 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8458
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period12/8/1212/8/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mazilu, M., & Dholakia, K. (2012). Resonance enhanced optical manipulation: The push and pull of light. In Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX [845809] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8458). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930404