19 August 1998 Optically induced rotation of combined Mie particles within an evanescent field of a Gaussian beam
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Proceedings Volume 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321034
Event: OPTIKA '98: Fifth Congress on Modern Optics, 1998, Budapest, Hungary
Abstract
We demonstrate a windmill type rotation of combined Mie particles caused by the evanescent field generated at the surface of a Gadolinium Gallium Garnet prism where a linearly polarized Nd:YAG laser beam (of wavelength 532 nm and power 100 mW) is totally reflected. The combined particles (e.g., doublets, triplets or quadruplets) consisting of polystyrene latex (or yeast) spheres with diameters of 3 - 5 micrometers are reported to rotate at 0.1 - 1 rpm in water when the particles are slightly displaced from the center of the evanescent field.
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Y. G. Song, Soo Chang, Jae Heung Jo, "Optically induced rotation of combined Mie particles within an evanescent field of a Gaussian beam", Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321034; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321034
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