Speckle Field As A Multiple Particle Trap Conference Paper uri icon


  • We demonstrate that a speckle pattern in the spatially coherent laser field transmitted by a diffuser forms a multitude of three-dimensional bottle-shaped micro-traps. These multiple traps serve as a means for an effective trapping of large number of air-born absorbing particles. Confinement of up to a few thousand particles in air with a single beam has been achieved. Theoretical analysis of the speckle defined trapping volume and the trapping light power is in a good agreement with experimental results on capturing of aggregates of carbon nanoparticles in air. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM


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