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Journal of Nanophotonics

Surface-plasmon-resonance enhancement: effects on optical trapping and manipulation of nano-objects
Author(s): Samarendra Mohanty; Kompalli Divakar Rao; Pradeep Kumar Gupta
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Paper Abstract

The utilization of the enhanced local field near trapped metallic nanoparticles due to surface-plasmon resonance (SPR) for the optical trapping of dielectric fluorescent nano-objects is of considerable interest for single-molecule manipulation. Theoretical calculations as well as experimental measurements show that even with moderate SPR based field enhancement factors, gradient force based trapping of fluorescent molecules would be rather difficult. While trapping of the fluorescent molecule at resonance wavelength showed decreased stiffness, at wavelengths far away from resonance, increase in stiffness was found which was attributed to interplay of SPR-enhanced absorption and gradient forces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
J. Nanophoton. 2(1) 023509 doi: 10.1117/1.2976418
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 2, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Samarendra Mohanty, Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (India)
Kompalli Divakar Rao, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
Pradeep Kumar Gupta, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)

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