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7 July 2005 Strong optical interactions between particles in a waveguide (Invited Paper)
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Intense optical fields can induce significant forces "between" particles. In analogy with atomic physics, the resonant modes of a single particle play the role of electronic orbitals and, like their electronic counterparts, could lead to bonding and antibonding interactions between neighboring particles. In absence of absorbing or "Mie"-like resonances, light forces on small particles are, in general, very small. However, as we will show, when the fields are confined in quasi-one-dimensional waveguide structures, the coupling of the scalar dipolar field with the waveguide modes leads to a resonant total reflection close to the threshold of a new propagating mode. These resonant modes are shown to lead to unusual strong optical interactions between particles.
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Juan Jose Saenz and Raquel Gomez-Medina "Strong optical interactions between particles in a waveguide (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 5840, Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications, (7 July 2005);

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