Channelling of microparticles in evanescent fringes

V. Garcés-Chávez, G. C. Spalding, K. Dholakia

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Fringe structures within an evanescent field can be created via multiple reflections of coherent illumination yielding a reconfigurable template for microparticle manipulation. Due to transverse optical gradients and radiation pressure, colloidal microspheres can be laterally trapped and longitudinally guided along the direction of propagation of the evanescent surface waves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557527598
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 5 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period03/10/5 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2003 Optical Society of America

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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