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Long-range optical binding in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber using higher order modes
Author(s): Dmitry S. Bykov; Richard Zeltner; Tijmen G. Euser; Shangran Xie; Philip St. J. Russell
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Paper Abstract

We report long-range optical binding of multiple polystyrene nanoparticles (100-600 nm in diameter) at fixed interparticle distances that match multiples of the half-beat-lengths between the lowest order modes of a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. Analysis suggests that each nanoparticle converts the incoming optical mode into a superposition of co-propagating modes, within the beat pattern of which further particles can become trapped. Strikingly, the entire particle arrangement can be moved over a distance of several cm, without changing the inter-particle spacing, by altering the ratio of backward-to-forward optical power. Potential applications are in multi-dimensional nanoparticle-based quantum optomechanical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2016
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9922, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII, 99221X (12 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236648
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Dmitry S. Bykov, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Richard Zeltner, Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts (Germany)
Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
Tijmen G. Euser, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Shangran Xie, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Philip St. J. Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9922:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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