Optical binding between nanowires

Stephen H. Simpson*, Simon Hanna

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Optical binding occurs in systems of both dielectric and metal particles and results in the formation of clusters and coupled dynamical behaviour. Optical binding between spherical particles has been long studied, but comparatively little work has appeared describing binding in lower symmetry systems. In this paper we discuss recent theoretical work and computer simulations of optical binding between nanowires in linearly polarised counter propagating beams.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex light and optical forces X
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419993
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2016
Event10th Conference on Complex Light and Optical Forces - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 201618 Feb 2016


Conference10th Conference on Complex Light and Optical Forces
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Computer simulation
  • Counter-propagating plane waves
  • Coupled dipole method
  • Nanowires
  • Optical binding


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