Accession Number:

AD1061261

Title:

Light-Assisted, Templated Self Assembly Using Photonic Crystal Slabs

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

University of Southern California Marina del Rey United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

In this thesis we have successfully demonstrated the technique that we call light-assisted, templated self assembly. In the first demonstration we successfully trapped an array of 520 nm polystyrene particles above a square lattice. The number of particles trapped was well above 100, and could be increased by using a larger beam or a mode with a larger quality factor. The traps were characterized using standard techniques and were found to have stiffness values comparable to those reported elsewhere in the literature for single-particle traps.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE