Giant optical manipulation

Vladlen G. Shvedov, Andrei V. Rode, Yana V. Izdebskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We demonstrate a new principle of optical trapping and manipulation increasing more than 1000 times the manipulation distance by harnessing strong thermal forces while suppressing their stochastic nature with optical vortex beams. Our approach expands optical manipulation of particles into a gas media and provides a full control over trapped particles, including the optical transport and pinpoint positioning of ∼100μm objects over a meter-scale distance with ±10μm accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number118103
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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