Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a simple approach for noncontact, three-dimensional, and stable trapping of a single nanoparticle with a super-low incident laser power (0.7 mW) via the single-fiber optical tweezers. We splice a section of single-mode fiber and a section of multimode fiber to construct a Bessel-like beam, which produces narrow output laser beams. We integrate a high-refractive-index glass microsphere on the tip of the multimode fiber to focus the narrow output laser beams. The focused beams provide a nanoscale optical trap for a single nanoparticle (polystyrene sphere, diameter of 200 nm). This optical fiber probe has the advantages of high laser transmission efficiency, high spatial resolution, and minimum joule heating. The proposed approach extends the application potential of fiber-based optical manipulations, such as nanoparticle sorting, single-cell organelle analysis, and bio-sensing.

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