Optically induced potential energy landscapes

Rodriguez, Justo, Davila Romero, Luciana and Andrews, David (2007) Optically induced potential energy landscapes. Journal of Nanophotonics, 1 (1).

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Abstract

Multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces are associated with optical binding. A detailed exploration of the available degrees of geometric freedom reveals unexpected turning points, producing intricate patterns of local force and torque. Although optical pair interactions outweigh Casimir-Polder coupling even over short distances, the forces are not always attractive. Numerous local potential minimum and maximum can be located, and mapped on contour diagrams. Islands of stability appear, and structures conducive to the formation of rings. The results, based on quantum electrodynamics, apply to optically trapped molecules, nanoparticles, microparticles and colloids.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 16:36
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 23:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/10676
DOI: 10.1117/1.2807196

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