Microsphere propulsion along sub-micron optical wires


Murugan, G.S., Brambilla, G., Richardson, D.J. and Wilkinson, J.S. (2007) Microsphere propulsion along sub-micron optical wires. In, 13th Microoptics Conference (MOC '07), Kagawa, Japan, 28 - 31 Oct 2007. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton.

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Propagation of light in sub-micron optical fibre wires has been analysed. The large evanescent field has been exploited to propel 10 micron polystyrene spheres and sphere clusters along the sub-micrometric wire with about 0.4W of laser light at 1047nm.

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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 49798
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:33
Publisher: University of Southampton
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/49798

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