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Theory and simulation of an optical spring mirror
Author(s): E. M. Wright; M. Mazilu; S. Singh; K. Dholakia; P. Meystre
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present theory and simulations of an optical spring mirror with emphasis on the incident laser beam configuration and the associated optical trapping forces. We elucidate the physical mechanisms underlying the optical trapping using the example of an incident Gaussian beam and demonstrate that guided-wave trapping shows particular promise for stable trapping in both the translational and rotational degrees of freedom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8458, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, 84580A (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929281
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E. M. Wright, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
M. Mazilu, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S. Singh, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
K. Dholakia, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
P. Meystre, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8458:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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