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Optical binding of nanowires in counterpropagating beams

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Stephen H. Simpson, Simon Hanna, Mervyn J. Miles

Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)

Philip H. Jones

Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Onofrio M. Maragò

CNR-IPCF (Italy)

Proc. SPIE 8810, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X, 881026 (September 12, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2024466
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  • Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X
  • Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding
  • San Diego, California, United States | August 25, 2013

abstract

We present a computational model for the simulation of optically interacting nano-structures immersed in a viscous fluid. In this scheme, nanostructures are represented by aggregates of small spheres. All optical and hydrodynamic interactions, including thermal fluctuations, are included. As an example, we consider optical binding of dielectric nanowires in counterpropagating plane waves. In particular, the formation of stable, ladder like structures, is demonstrated. In these arrangements, each nanowire lies parallel to the polarization direction of the beams, with their centres of mass colinear. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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Stephen H. Simpson ; Philip H. Jones ; Onofrio M. Maragò ; Simon Hanna and Mervyn J. Miles
" Optical binding of nanowires in counterpropagating beams ", Proc. SPIE 8810, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X, 881026 (September 12, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2024466; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2024466


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