Theory and simulation of an optical spring mirror

E. M. Wright, M. Mazilu, S. Singh, K. Dholakia, P. Meystre

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2012Aug 16 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8458
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/12/128/16/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wright, E. M., Mazilu, M., Singh, S., Dholakia, K., & Meystre, P. (2012). Theory and simulation of an optical spring mirror. In Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX [84580A] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8458). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.929281