Title

Actio et reactio in optical binding

Authors

Authors

S. Sukhov; A. Shalin; D. Haefner;A. Dogariu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

FORCE; PARTICLES; STABILITY; SPHERE; Optics

Abstract

The symmetry in action and reaction between interacting particulate matter breaks down when the interaction is mediated by an outof-equilibrium environment. Nevertheless, even in this case, the space translational invariance still imposes the conservation of canonical momentum. Here we show that optical binding of an asymmetric material system can result in non-reciprocal interactions between constituents. We demonstrate that a non-conservative force applies to the center of mass of an optically bound dimer of dissimilar particles, which leads to an unexpected action in the transversal direction. The sign and the magnitude of this positional force depend on the abrupt phase transitions in the properties of the asymmetric dimer. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

23

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

247

Last Page

252

WOS Identifier

WOS:000349162900024

ISSN

1094-4087

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