Conference Proceedings

Nanoparticle manipulation with optical forces from surface plasmon polaritons on gold stripes

Kai Wang, Ethan Schonbrun, Kenneth B Crozier

2010 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO) AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS AND LASER SCIENCE CONFERENCE (QELS) | IEEE | Published : 2010

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate enhanced propulsion of polystyrene and gold particles by surface plasmon polaritons on gold stripes. The largest propulsion velocity enhancement, relative to total internal reflection, is measured to be 5 for polystyrene particles. © 2009 Optical Society of America.

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