Optical forces on patterned particles

  title={Optical forces on patterned particles},
  author={Michael P. O'Donnell and Simon Hanna},
The non-conservative nature of optical forces has been explored previously, with the initial focus on spherical particles, and latterly on particles with less than spherical symmetry. Non-conservative optical forces occur in many different guises, and include lateral forces arising from shape asymmetry, polarisation dependant optical torques and spin-dependant lateral forces. Photo-induced curing of liquid crystalline polymers is a technique that may be used to generate refractive-index… CONTINUE READING


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