Giant lateral optical forces on Rayleigh particles near hyperbolic and extremely anisotropic metasurfaces

N. K. Paul, D. Correas-Serrano, Juan Sebastian Gomez Diaz

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Abstract

We report a dramatic enhancement of the lateral optical forces induced on electrically polarizable Rayleigh particles near hyperbolic and extremely anisotropic metasurfaces under simple plane-wave illumination. Such enhancement is enabled by the interplay between the ultraconfined surface plasmons supported by these structures and the out-of-plane polarization spin acquired by the particle. The resulting giant lateral forces appear over a broad frequency range and may open unprecedented venues for routing, trapping, and assembling nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121408
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume99
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 25 2019

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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