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Force tracing: a method to sculpt the optical force
Author(s): Alireza Akbarzadeh; Christophe Caloz
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Paper Abstract

A brief description of the long-standing problem of the optical momentum in media and its resolution is given. The method of force tracing to trace optical force fields along the trajectories of light rays is reviewed and a few illustrative examples are shown. Then, based on the method of force tracing, several graded-index devices performing interesting optical manipulations are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10347, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIV, 103473A (25 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277395
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Alireza Akbarzadeh, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Christophe Caloz, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10347:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIV
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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