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Chin. Phys. B, 2019, Vol. 28(9): 094202    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab33ef

Multiple trapping using a focused hybrid vector beam

Li Zhang(张莉)1,2, Xiaodong Qiu(邱晓东)2, Lingwei Zeng(曾令伟)1, Lixiang Chen(陈理想)2
1 School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Foshan University, Foshan 528000, China;
2 Department of Physics, Collaborative Innovation Center for Optoelectronic Semiconductors and Efficient Devices, and Jiujiang Research Institute, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

We propose a simple and efficient method that uses a single focused hybrid vector beam to confine metallic Rayleigh particles at multiple positions. We study the force mechanisms of multiple trapping by analyzing the gradient and scattering forces. It is observed that the wavelength and topological charges of the hybrid vector beam regulate the trapping positions and number of optical trap sites. The proposed method can be implemented easily in three-dimensional space, and it facilitates both trapping and organization of particles. Thus, it can provide an effective and controllable means for nanoparticle manipulation.

Keywords:  multiple trapping      focused hybrid vector beam      nanoparticle manipulation  
Received:  16 May 2019      Revised:  19 June 2019      Published:  05 September 2019
PACS:  42.50.Wk (Mechanical effects of light on material media, microstructures and particles)  
  42.25.Ja (Polarization)  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11604050, 91636109, 61575041, and 61875242), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities at Xiamen University, China (Grant No. 20720190057), the Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province of China for Distinguished Young Scientists (Grant No. 2015J06002), the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China (Grant No. NCET-13-0495), the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No. 2016B010113004), and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant Nos. 2015A030310296 and 2018A030313347).

Corresponding Authors:  Li Zhang, Lixiang Chen     E-mail:;

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Li Zhang(张莉), Xiaodong Qiu(邱晓东), Lingwei Zeng(曾令伟), Lixiang Chen(陈理想) Multiple trapping using a focused hybrid vector beam 2019 Chin. Phys. B 28 094202

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