Vol. 101

Front:[PDF file] Back:[PDF file]
Latest Volume
All Volumes
All Issues
2021-12-11

Dielectric and Plasmonic Hybrid Dimer Pair: Broadband Reversal of Optical Binding Force

By Md. Saadman Zia, Md. Mahadul Islam, Masudur Rahim, Tapesh Bhowmick, Md. Mizanur Rahman, and M. R. C. Mahdy
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 101, 99-105, 2021
doi:10.2528/PIERL21092601

Abstract

Controlled mutual attraction or repulsion, by the aid of light beam, between two or more particles, is regarded as the reversal of optical binding force. It has emerged as an important tool in the area of optical manipulation, facilitating clustering or aggregating between homodimer and heterodimer arrangements of particles. Despite a vast array of works being done in this area, dielectric-plasmonic hybrid dimer pair has not received any attention yet. To the best of our knowledge, in this letter, we have provided the very first proposal of a generic way to attain the controlled broadband reversal of optical binding force between dielectric and plasmonic hybrid dimer pair. A simple optical setup consisting of a plasmonic substrate placed underneath the hybrid dimer pair has been proposed, where the reversal of optical binding force can be attained by the incidence of a non-structured laser beam in both near- and far-field regions. Furthermore, we have demonstrated that the magnitude of this binding force can be enhanced, simply by altering the angle of incidence of the source of illumination. The force reversal has been attained based on two physical phenomena - mutual attraction and repulsion between the charges formed within the hybrid pair and the reversal of current density in the plasmonic object.

Citation


Md. Saadman Zia, Md. Mahadul Islam, Masudur Rahim, Tapesh Bhowmick, Md. Mizanur Rahman, and M. R. C. Mahdy, "Dielectric and Plasmonic Hybrid Dimer Pair: Broadband Reversal of Optical Binding Force," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 101, 99-105, 2021.
doi:10.2528/PIERL21092601
http://jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=21092601

References


    1. Burns, M. M., J.-M. Fournier, and J. A. Golovchenko, "Optical binding," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 63, No. 12, 1233, 1989.
    doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.63.1233

    2. Neuman, K. C., et al., "Characterization of photodamage to Escherichia coli in optical traps," Biophysical Journal, Vol. 77, No. 5, 2856-2863, 1999.
    doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(99)77117-1

    3. Demergis, V. and E.-L. Florin, "Ultrastrong optical binding of metallic nanoparticles," Nano Letters, Vol. 12, No. 11, 5756-5760, 2012.
    doi:10.1021/nl303035p

    4. Brzobohaty, O., et al., "Experimental and theoretical determination of optical binding forces," Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 24, 25389-25402, 2010.
    doi:10.1364/OE.18.025389

    5. Mahdy, M. R. C., et al., "Substrate and Fano resonance effects on the reversal of optical binding force between plasmonic cube dimers," Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1-11, 2017.
    doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07158-z

    6. Mahdy, M. R. C., et al., "Plasmonic spherical heterodimers, reversal of optical binding force based on the forced breaking of symmetry," Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1-12, 2018.
    doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21498-4

    7. Chaumet, P. C. and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, "Optical binding of particles with or without the presence of a flat dielectric surface," Physical Review B, Vol. 64, No. 3, 035422, 2001.
    doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.64.035422

    8. Qiu, C.-W., et al., "Photon momentum transfer in inhomogeneous dielectric mixtures and induced tractor beams," Light, Science & Applications, Vol. 4, No. 4, e278-e278, 2015.
    doi:10.1038/lsa.2015.51

    9. Zhu, T., et al., "Optical pulling using evanescent mode in sub-wavelength channels," Optics Express, Vol. 24, No. 16, 18436-18444, 2016.
    doi:10.1364/OE.24.018436

    10. Ng, J., R. Tang, and C. T. Chan, "Electrodynamics study of plasmonic bonding and antibonding forces in a bisphere," Physical Review B, Vol. 77, No. 19, 195407, 2008.
    doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.77.195407

    11. Miljkovic, V. D., et al., "Optical forces in plasmonic nanoparticle dimers," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 114, No. 16, 7472-7479, 2010.
    doi:10.1021/jp911371r

    12. Gao, D., et al., "Fano-enhanced pulling and pushing optical force on active plasmonic nanoparticles," Physical Review A, Vol. 96, No. 4, 043826, 2017.
    doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.96.043826

    13. Rahaman, M. H. and B. A. Kemp, "Negative force on free carriers in positive index nanoparticles," APL Photonics, Vol. 2, No. 10, 101301, 2017.
    doi:10.1063/1.4991567

    14. Mahdy, M. R. C., et al., "Dielectric or plasmonic Mie object at air-liquid interface, The transferred and the traveling momenta of photon," Chinese Physics B, Vol. 29, No. 1, 014211, 2020.
    doi:10.1088/1674-1056/ab5efa

    15. Kemp, B. A., J. A. Kong, and T. M. Grzegorczyk, "Reversal of wave momentum in isotropic left-handed media," Physical Review A, Vol. 75, No. 5, 053810, 2007.
    doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.75.053810

    16. Jones, C., B. A. Kemp, and C. J. Sheppard, "Enhanced radiation pressure reversal on free carriers in nanoparticles and polarization dependence in the Rayleigh regime," Optical Engineering, Vol. 60, No. 2, 027104, 2021.
    doi:10.1117/1.OE.60.2.027104

    17. Kriesch, A., "Oblique-incidence excitation of surface plasmon polaritons on small metal wires," arXiv preprint arXiv:0906.2089, 2009.

    18. Gao, D., et al., "Enhanced spin Hall effect of light in spheres with dual symmetry," Laser & Photonics Reviews, Vol. 12, No. 11, 1800130, 2018.
    doi:10.1002/lpor.201800130