Bowtie nanoantennas for plasmonic optical trapping

Brian J. Roxworthy, Kaspar D. Ko, Anil Kumar, Kin Hung Fung, Gang Logan Liu, Nicholas X. Fang, Kimani C. Toussaint

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Plasmonic optical trapping of polystyrene micron-sized spheres using Au bowtie nanoantenna arrays is demonstrated. Conventional trapping constraints are greatly reduced, allowing for the use of weak focusing and inexpensive, low-power sources (laser pointers).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2011 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20116 Apr 2011


ConferenceOptical Trapping Applications, OTA 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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