Abstract

We demonstrate optical trapping and manipulation of aerosols with an optical bottle beam generated by the moiré techniques. We observe stable trapping and back-and-forth transportation of a variety of absorbing carbon particles suspended in air, ranging from clusters of nanosized buckminsterfullerene C60 to micrometer-sized carbon powders.

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2008 (2)

2005 (1)

J. X. Pu, X. Y. Liu, and S. Nemoto, Opt. Commun. 252, 7(2005).
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2004 (2)

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1970 (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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He, X.

Hernandez, D.

Hu, Y.

Huang, S.

Isenhower, L.

Izdebskaya, Y. V.

Kivshar, Y. S.

Krolikowski, W.

Lee, S.

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McGloin, D.

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Padgett, M.

Pu, J. X.

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Rahman, A.

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Reid, J. P.

D. McGloin and J. P. Reid, Opt. Photonics News 21 (3), 20(2010).
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Rode, A. V.

Rudy, P.

Saffman, M.

Shvedov, V. G.

Tao, S.

Tearney, G. J.

Wang, J.

Williams, W.

Xu, P.

Yelin, D.

Yuan, X.

Zhan, M.

Zhang, P.

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Opt. Commun. (1)

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Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (5)

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Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Numerical simulation of optical bottle beam generated with moiré technique. (a) Typical fork grating for a triply charged vortex; (b), (c) single gratings corresponding to (a) but with a focusing and defocusing vortex, respectively; (d) moiré pattern generated by overlapping the two gratings shown in (b) and (c); (e) side view of bottle-beam propagation numerically retrieved from the moiré pattern (d); (f)–(i) snapshots of transverse intensity patterns of the bottle beam at planes 1–4 marked in (e).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of experimental setup for generation of optical bottle beam with moiré technique. SLM, spatial light modulator; L, lens; O, objective lens.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Side-view experimental photography of a single-beam optical bottle, where the two bottle necks are located near planes 2 and 4. (b)–(e) Snapshots of transverse intensity patterns of the bottle beam (contrast enhanced) taken at planes 1–4 marked in (a).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental demonstration of stable trapping of absorbing carbon particles in air. (a) Photograph of trapped particles (bright spot inside dashed circle) as light scatters from the trapped carbon nanoparticles, where inset is the zoomed-in view of the trapped particles; (b)–(e) snapshots from a video taken when the trapped aerosols are transported back and forth inside a glass cuvette by the bottle beam; see Media 1. Dashed line serves as a reference while the arrow shows the movement of focusing (objective) lens.

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