Optical binding and synchronisation in arrays of non-spherical particles

Stephen H. Simpson, Philip H. Jones, Onofrio M. Maragó, Simon Hanna

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The optical binding forces between non-spherical particles in counter-propagating beams are simulated. Particle shape influences both separation and orientation while chirality leads to optically-induced synchronisation. The observed dynamics suggest applications in bio-inspired micromachines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2015
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529541
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2015
EventOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 12 Apr 201515 Apr 2015


ConferenceOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2015


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