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Giant optical manipulation

Shvedov, Vladlen; Rode, Andrei V; Izdebskaya, Yana; Desyatnikov, Anton S; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Kivshar, Yuri


We demonstrate a new principle of optical trapping and manipulation increasing more than 1000 times the manipulation distance by harnessing strong thermal forces while suppressing their stochastic nature with optical vortex beams. Our approach expands optical manipulation of particles into a gas media and provides a full control over trapped particles, including the optical transport and pinpoint positioning of ∼100μm objects over a meter-scale distance with ±10μm accuracy.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.118103


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