Optical trapping of micrometer-sized dielectric particles by cylindrical vector beams

Yuichi Kozawa, Shunichi Sato

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Abstract

Single-beam optical trapping of micrometer-sized dielectric particles is experimentally demonstrated using radially and azimuthally polarized beams. The axial and transverse optical trapping efficiencies of glass and polystyrene beads suspended in water are measured. The radially polarized beam exhibited the highest trapping efficiency in the axial direction due to the p polarization of the radial polarization on the particle surface. On the other hand, the azimuthally polarized beam had a higher transverse trapping efficiency than the radially polarized beam. These results are consistent with numerical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10828-10833
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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