Optical trapping near resonance

Brooke Hester, Kristian Helmerson, Carly Levin, Naomi J. Halas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We explore the enhancement of optical forces associated with optical trapping near resonance absorption. Gold nanoshells, particles with a tunable resonance, are manipulated and studied using a single-focus optical trap with tunable wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528612
StatePublished - 2008
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 23 2008

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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