Optical forces between dielectric nanoparticles in an optical vortex

Bradshaw, D.S. and Andrews, David (2005) Optical forces between dielectric nanoparticles in an optical vortex. Proceedings of SPIE, 5736. pp. 87-95. ISSN 1605-7422

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    We report a study on the optical forces between a pair of dielectric particles, based on quantum electrodynamics. At a fundamental level these forces result from a stimulated scattering process which entails a virtual photon relay between the two particles. Results for a variety of systems are secured from a completely general analysis that accommodates a system with arbitrary dielectric properties (with regard to shape, frequency response etc.) in an optical field of arbitrary complexity. Specific results are obtained and exhibited for: (a) optical forces between nanoparticles, and specifically between carbon nanotubes; (b) the effects of optical ordering, clustering and trapping associated with twisted (Laguerre-Gaussian) laser beams.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry
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    Depositing User: Pure Connector
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 12:56
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 10:14
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50999
    DOI: 10.1117/12.590289

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