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

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2019
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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