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dc.contributor.authorArita, Yoshihiko
dc.contributor.authorMazilu, Michael
dc.contributor.authorVettenburg, Tom
dc.contributor.authorWright, Ewan
dc.contributor.authorDholakia, Kishan
dc.identifier.citationArita , Y , Mazilu , M , Vettenburg , T , Wright , E & Dholakia , K 2015 , ' Rotation of two trapped microparticles in vacuum : observation of optically mediated parametric resonances ' , Optics Letters , vol. 40 , no. 20 , pp. 4751-4754 .
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dc.descriptionFunding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/J01771X/1).en
dc.description.abstractWe demonstrate trapping and rotation of two mesoscopic particles in vacuum using a spatial-light-modulator-based approach to trap more than one particle, induce controlled rotation of individual particles, and mediate interparticle separation. By trapping and rotating two vaterite particles, we observe intensity modulation of the scattered light at the sum and difference frequencies with respect to the individual rotation rates. This first demonstration of optical interference between two microparticles in vacuum leads to a platform to potentially explore optical binding and quantum friction effects.
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dc.subjectLaser trappingen
dc.subjectOptical tweezersen
dc.subjectOptical manipulationen
dc.subjectHarmonic generation and mixingen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleRotation of two trapped microparticles in vacuum : observation of optically mediated parametric resonancesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Biomedical Sciences Research Complexen
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