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Optical Binding of Nanowires

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    SYSNO ASEP0477932
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleOptical Binding of Nanowires
    Author(s) Simpson, Stephen Hugh (UPT-D) RID, SAI
    Zemánek, Pavel (UPT-D) RID, SAI, ORCID
    Marago, O.M. (IT)
    Jones, P.H. (GB)
    Hanna, S. (GB)
    Number of authors5
    Source TitleNano Letters - ISSN 1530-6984
    Roč. 17, č. 6 (2017), s. 3485-3492
    Number of pages13 s.
    Publication formPrint - P
    Languageeng - English
    CountryUS - United States
    Keywordsoptical binding nanowires ; Brownian motion ; self-organization ; non-equilibrium thermodynamics ; non-equilibrium steady state ; spin-orbit coupling ; emergent phenomena
    Subject RIVBH - Optics, Masers, Lasers
    OECD categoryOptics (including laser optics and quantum optics)
    R&D ProjectsGB14-36681G GA ČR - Czech Science Foundation (CSF)
    Institutional supportUPT-D - RVO:68081731
    UT WOS000403631600025
    EID SCOPUS85020840208
    AnnotationMultiple scattering of light induces structured interactions, or optical binding forces, between collections of small particles. This has been extensively studied in the case of microspheres. However, binding forces are strongly shape dependent: here, we turn our attention to dielectric nanowires. Using a novel numerical model we uncover rich behavior. The extreme geometry of the nanowires produces a sequence of stationary and dynamic states. In linearly polarized light, thermally stable ladder-like structures emerge. Lower symmetry, sagittate arrangements can also arise, whose configurational asymmetry unbalances the optical forces leading to nonconservative, translational motion. Finally, the addition of circular polarization drives a variety of coordinated rotational states whose dynamics expose fundamental properties of optical spin. These results suggest that optical binding can provide an increased level of control over the positions and motions of nanoparticles, opening new possibilities for driven self-organization and heralding a new field of self-assembling optically driven micromachines.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Scientific Instruments
    ContactMartina Šillerová, sillerova@ISIBrno.Cz, Tel.: 541 514 178
    Year of Publishing2018
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