Tractor beams at metamaterial substrates

A. Ivinskaya, N. Kostina, M. I. Petrov, A. A. Bogdanov, S. Sukhov, P. Ginzburg, A. S. Shalin*

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Optical forces acting on nanoobjects can be enhanced, inverted or cancelled out by the presence of carefully chosen environment. Here we consider metamaterial substrate which can modify optical forces through the excitation of surface waves and volumetric hyperbolic modes. Both types of interaction channels will be discussed in the present work where we show new effect of pulling forces on subwavelength dielectric particles above multilayer hyperbolic substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012132
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics, METANANO 2018 - Sochi, Russian Federation
Duration: 17 Sep 201821 Sep 2018


FundersFunder number
GOSZADANIE08-08, 3.4982.2017/6.7
Russian Foundation for Basic Research18-02-00414, 18-52-00005
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation


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