Efficient plasmonic trapping using bowtie nanoantennas

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

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Highly efficient, low-numerical aperture optical trapping of 1-um polystyrene beads is demonstrated using plasmonic Au bowtie nanoantenna arrays. The effect of polarization, array periodicity, and wavelength on trapping efficiencies is studied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201120 Oct 2011


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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