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Calculation of the Radiation Trapping Force for Laser Tweezers by Use of Generalized Lorenz-Mie Theory. I. Localized Model Description of an On-Axis Tightly Focused Laser Beam with Spherical Aberration
Applied Optics
  • James A. Lock, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-20-2004
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Abstract
Calculation of the radiation trapping force in laser tweezers by use of generalized Lorenz-Mie theory requires knowledge of the shape coefficients of the incident laser beam. The localized version of these coefficients has been developed and justified only for a moderately focused Gaussian beam polarized in the x direction and traveling in the positive z direction. Here the localized model is extended to a beam tightly focused and truncated by a high-numerical-aperture lens, aberrated by its transmission through the wall of the sample cell, and incident upon a spherical particle whose center is on the beam axis. We also consider polarization of the beam in the y direction and propagation in the negative z direction to be able to describe circularly polarized beams and reflected beams. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America
DOI
10.1364/AO.43.002532
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Lock, James A. "Calculation of the Radiation Trapping Force for Laser Tweezers by Use of Generalized Lorenz-Mie Theory. I. Localized Model Description of an On-Axis Tightly Focused Laser Beam with Spherical Aberration." Applied Optics 43 (2004): 2532-2544.