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Direct measurement of negative light pressure by means of PTBs nanonewton force facility
Author(s): D. Nies; V. Nesterov; O. Belai; J. Kirchhoff; S. Bütefisch; M. Mueller
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Paper Abstract

In this work the improved nanonewton force facility of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the German national metrology laboratory, and its possibility of measuring a theoretical predicted negative light pressure between two metallic plates with subwavelength distance is presented. The work includes presentation of upgrades to the existing nanonewton force facility for the realization of the experiment, the measuring methods and the first results obtained with the experimental setup together with comparisons to theoretical calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10723, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV, 107233A (11 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500399
Show Author Affiliations
D. Nies, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
V. Nesterov, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
O. Belai, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Russian Federation)
J. Kirchhoff, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
S. Bütefisch, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
M. Mueller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10723:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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