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Photonic crystal fabrication by way of coherent microparticle interaction
Author(s): Laurence E. Malley; Drew A. Pommet; Michael A. Fiddy
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Paper Abstract

A method for determining steady-state particle density distribution resulting from an incident standing-wave field is discussed. A brief review of photonic crystals relates their established properties and their symmetry along with spectral relationships using 1D eigenvalue equations. Electrostatic interactions between neutral but polarizable particles are derived from Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz force equation. The role of the stress tensor in electromagnetic propagation is discussed. Macroscopic van der Waals forces are described in terms of the Maxwell stress tensor, and equations for the microscopic van der Waals forces between two parallel dipoles are given for in- phase and out-of-phase cases. Spatial distribution of the electric field magnitude for the two cases are illustrated. Possible applications are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3008, Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics II, (11 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271429
Show Author Affiliations
Laurence E. Malley, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Drew A. Pommet, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Michael A. Fiddy, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3008:
Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics II
M. Edward Motamedi; Larry J. Hornbeck; Kristofer S. J. Pister, Editor(s)

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