Special Issue "Optical Trapping"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: optical forces, micro-/nano-mechanics, quantum optics, near-field optics, superconducting qubits
Since the pioneering work of Arthur Ashkin, 40 years ago, optical trapping has played a central role in a broad range of applications, in both physics and biology. Over the years, the optical trapping toolbox evolved from the simple manipulation to the accurate measurement and control of the position of trapped objects. The forces in the pico-Newton range, along the micrometer precision, provided by optical traps constitute a powerful tool to study various phenomena at the micron scale such as molecular physics and microrheology. Taking advantage of concepts from near-field optics, the capabilities of optical traps have been further extended to the nano-scale, offering also the possibility to integrate optical manipulation on-chip in order to develop integrated lab-on-a-chip platforms. In a completely different context, optical trapping recently received a lot of interest in the field of quantum opto-mechanics for its capacity to levitate resonators, providing a promising platform for the study of massive particles in the quantum regime.
This Special Issue “Optical Trapping” aims at compiling some of the most recent work relying on the use of optical forces and their various application in physics.
Dr. Mathieu L. Juan
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- Optical forces
- Near-field optics
- Optical levitation