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Microsphere propulsion along sub-micron optical wires

G.Senthil Murugan, G.Brambilla, D.J.Richardson, J.S.Wilkinson

Abstract

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.


MOC '07 Kagawa, Japan 28-31 Oct (2007) Postdeadline

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