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Photonic spin-orbit coupling and optical forces near waveguides (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Anatoly V. Zayats
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Paper Abstract

Optical manipulation of nanoparticles, molecules, and atoms near interfaces have important applications in optical trapping, nanomechanical devices, microfluidics, and atom optics. We will discuss how photonic spin-orbit coupling near planar waveguides can be used to achieve unusual lateral optical forces on achiral nano-objects. Repulsion of nanoparticles from multi-layered structures and two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, and lateral Casimir forces will also be discussed. Spin-orbit coupling near surfaces allows efficient manipulation of nano-objects without the need for gradient optical forces.

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Date Published: 8 March 2019
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Proc. SPIE 10935, Complex Light and Optical Forces XIII, 109351G (8 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2516323
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Anatoly V. Zayats, King's College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10935:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XIII
Jesper Glückstad; David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez, Editor(s)

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