Analysis of optical binding in one dimension

V. Karásek, K. Dholakia, P. Zemánek

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The redistribution of light between micro- or nanoobjects placed in counter-propagating laser fields leads to their steady-state spatial configurations. Under appropriate conditions, the objects are spatially separated and form optically bound matter. This is a very exciting phenomenon that is still not fully understood. In this article we present a new theoretical model of how to study this phenomenon, which is based on a coupled dipole method particularly amenable to nanoparticle optical binding. Predictions of this model are compared with experimental data and other theoretical models with satisfactory results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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