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Optical Nanomanipulation

David L Andrews, David S Bradshaw


This book provides a broad introductory survey of the remarkable field of optical nanomanipulation. It establishes and clearly differentiates the physical principles and provides a snapshot of many prominent current applications. The first chapters introduce and develop core theory focusing on the physical significance and the most salient parameters. The remaining chapters are full of copious examples and illustrations that explain and exhibit the features and uses of mechanisms involved. Optical Nanomanipulation is an amenable introduction for the non-specialist to the more advanced methods.

About Editors

David L Andrews leads research at the University of East Anglia on fundamental molecular photonics, energy harvesting and transport, optomechanical forces, quantum and nonlinear optics. Andrews is a Fellow of the SPIE, The Optical Society of America, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics. David S Bradshaw is an honorary research associate at the University of East Anglia. He received his PhD in theoretical chemical physics from East Anglia. His long-running interests include optical trapping, resonance energy transfer, optical binding and nonlinear optics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Front matter / Nanomanipulation: why optical methods are best / Key properties of the radiation / Optically induced mechanical forces / Laser cooling and trapping of atoms / Dielectric and metal nanoparticles: Rayleigh regime / Larger nanoparticles: Lorenz–Mie regime and beyond / Optical trapping arrays / Orbital angular momentum, optical vortices and torques / Structured light: particle steering, traction and optical lift / Optofluidics: lab-on-a-chip mixing and actuating flow / Vortex plasmons and light-induced ring currents / Optical binding / Past, present and future / Bibliography


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328548

Ebook ISBN: 9781681744667

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4465-0

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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