The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers

Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A., Knöener, Gregor, Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2008) The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers. Optics Express, 16 19: 15039-15051. doi:10.1364/OE.16.015039

Author Stilgoe, Alexander B.
Nieminen, Timo A.
Knöener, Gregor
Heckenberg, Norman R.
Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina
Title The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers
Journal name Optics Express   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-4087
Publication date 2008-09-15
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1364/OE.16.015039
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 16
Issue 19
Start page 15039
End page 15051
Total pages 13
Editor M. Ducan
Place of publication Washington , D.C.
Publisher Optical Society of America
Language eng
Subject C1
970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
020599 Optical Physics not elsewhere classified
0205 Optical Physics
Abstract We calculate trapping forces, trap stiffness and interference effects for spherical particles in optical tweezers using electromagnetic theory. We show the dependence of these on relative refractive index and particle size. We investigate resonance effects, especially in high refractive index particles where interference effects are expected to be strongest. We also show how these simulations can be used to assist in the optimal design of traps.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published: September 9, 2008

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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