Optical binding and the influence of beam structure

Rodriguez Rondon, Justo and Andrews, David L (2008) Optical binding and the influence of beam structure. Optics Letters, 33 (21). pp. 2464-2466. ISSN 0146-9592

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An optically induced interparticle potential, applicable to particles of any shape, is derived in a formulation that accommodates the effects of beam structure. The theory allows the consideration of optical binding interactions in beams of spatially varying irradiance and polarization. Results of specific calculations are exhibited for spherical particles in linearly, circularly, and radially polarized Laguerre–Gaussian beams, leading to the identification of several possible optically induced particle arrangements. The patterning of these optically induced structures is shown to have an identical dependence on the optical wavenumber and spot size at the beam waist.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 11:53
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/27789
DOI: 10.1364/OL.33.002464

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