Photophoretic manipulation of absorbing aerosol particles with vortex beams: theory versus experiment. Academic Article uri icon


  • We develop a theoretical approach for describing the optical trapping and manipulation of carbon nanoclusters in air with a dual-vortex optical trap, as realized recently in experiment [V. Shvedov et al., Opt. Express 17, 5743 (2009)]. We calculate both longitudinal and transverse photophoretic forces acting on a spherical absorbing particle, and then compare our theoretical predictions with the experimental data.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Desyatnikov, A. S., Shvedov, V. G., Rode, A. V., Krolikowski, W., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 138

complete list of authors

  • Desyatnikov, Anton S||Shvedov, Vladlen G||Rode, Andrei V||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • May 2009