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