Theory and simulation of an optical spring mirror

E. M. Wright, M. Mazilu, S. Singh, K. Dholakia, P. Meystre

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Abstract

In this paper we present theory and simulations of an optical spring mirror with emphasis on the incident laser beam configuration and the associated optical trapping forces. We elucidate the physical mechanisms underlying the optical trapping using the example of an incident Gaussian beam and demonstrate that guided-wave trapping shows particular promise for stable trapping in both the translational and rotational degrees of freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
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

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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