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Title: Optical Manipulation with Plasmonic Beam Shaping Antenna Structures

Near-field optical trapping of objects using plasmonic antenna structures has recently attracted great attention. However, metal nanostructures also provide a compact platform for general wavefront engineering of intermediate and far-field beams. Here, we analyze optical forces generated by plasmonic beam shaping antenna structures and show that they can be used for general optical manipulation such as guiding of a dielectric particle along a linear or curved trajectory. This removes the need for bulky diffractive optical components and facilitates the integration of optical force manipulation into a highly functional, compact system.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2012-4622J
Journal ID: ISSN 1687-563X
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in OptoElectronics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2012; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-563X
Publisher:
Hindawi
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1198177
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1067512