On the concept of "tractor beams"
Abbreviated Journal Title
OPTICAL FORCES; PARTICLES; Optics
We demonstrate the existence of a class of optical beams where the nonconservative forces can be locally oriented in a direction opposite to the propagation wave vector. Objects placed in the vicinity of these locations will move toward the source of light. The behavior of these negative forces is discussed for the particular case of nondiffracting rotating scale-invariant vector electromagnetic waves. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
"On the concept of "tractor beams"" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 836.