Non-conservative forces in optical tweezers

David G. Grier

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    The force exerted by an optical trap includes a solenoidal component that can be harnessed to drive all-optical machines, and also has a surprising in uence on the thermodynamics of optically trapped objects.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
    StatePublished - 2010
    EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2010 - Rochester, NY, United States
    Duration: Oct 24 2010Oct 28 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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