Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

We experimentally report on optical binding of many glass particles in air that levitate in a single optical beam. A diversity of particle sizes and shapes interact at long range in a single Gaussian beam. Our system dynamics span from oscillatory to random and dimensionality ranges from 1 to 3D. The low loss for the center of mass motion of the beads could allow this system to serve as a standard many body testbed, similar to what is done today with atoms, but at the mesoscopic scale.

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Posted on AFIT Scholar in accordance with the Optical Society of America's Gold Open Access Policy Statement. A 12-month embargo was observed for this posting.

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DOI

10.1364/OE.24.002850

Source Publication

Optics Express

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