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Special Issue "Advances and Application of Optical Manipulation"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 11619
Special Issue Editors
Interests: structured light; spin angular momentum; orbital angular momentum; light–matter interaction; nanophotonics; spatiotemporal optical vortex
Interests: ultrashort laser technology; femtosecond laser nanofabrication; nonlinear nanophotonics; attosecond science; ultrafast spectroscopy; biophotonics
Special Issue Information
Optical manipulation utilizes optical forces to handle mesoscopic objects with sizes ranging from the microscale to the nanoscale, as well as to provide tools to bridge the chasm between the macroscopic world and microscopic systems in disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry, aerography, etc. Over the past decades, optical manipulation has experienced intensive investigations, and yielded techniques of optical tweezers, cooling, binding, and trapping. They are widely applied to cell sorting, macromolecular purification, highly parallel drug screening, photonic circuit elements, integrated sensor arrays, high-density data storage, optical micromachines, nanofabrication, and so on.
Research on optical manipulation helps to deepen our understanding of the nature of light–matter interactions, as well as reveal the fundamental aspects of optical force exerted on mesoscopic objects. Commonly, optical manipulation can be achieved in dual counterpropagating beams, tightly focused single beams, and surface plasmon polaritons. Benefiting from the rapid development of nanophotonics, structured light engineering has made significant progress. The emerging structured light would inspire novel features of and trends in optical manipulation, in addition to ramping up the pace of innovations in this field.
This Special Issue aims at presenting original state-of-the-art research articles and reviews dealing with optical manipulation in a broad sense, with a special emphasis on its combination with structured light engineering. Research areas include, but are not limited to:
- Optical manipulation.
- Optical tweezers.
- Structured light.
- Nonlinear and ultrafast optics.
- Photon–electron–phonon interaction in nanostructures.
- Semiconductor photonics and optoelectronics.
Dr. Jian Chen
Dr. Liping Shi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- optical trapping
- spin–orbit coupling
- optical field tailoring
- light–matter interaction