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Opt Lett. 2007 Oct 15;32(20):3041-3.

Optical manipulation of microspheres along a subwavelength optical wire.

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Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom. gb2@orc.soton.ac.uk

Abstract

The propulsion of 3 microm polystyrene spheres along a subwavelength optical wire is demonstrated. Velocities in the range of 7-15 microm/s are observed. Simulations are carried out to evaluate the evanescent field at the waveguide-water suspension interface.

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