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Propulsion and sorting of gold nanospheres on optical waveguides

James S.Wilkinson1, J.Patrick Hole1, Katarina Grujic2 and Olav Gaute Hellesų2

1. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
2. Department of Physics, University of Tromsų, Norway

Abstract

Propulsion of gold nanospheres in the evanescent field of Cs+ ion-exchanged waveguides and Y-junction waveguide sorters is demonstrated, quantified, and compared with theory for large populations of nanospheres.


ODF '06 (5th International Conference on Optics-photonics Design and Fabrication) Nara, Japan 6-8 Dec (2006)

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