Radiative Pulling Forces, Exerted by Evanescent Fields Along a Hyperbolic Metamaterial Slab

Igor Nefedov*, Alexander S. Shalin

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Abstract

We show and investigate in detail the optical pulling forces acting on a particle in the vicinity of a waveguiding structure made of a hyperbolic metamaterial. We have shown analytically that if the waveguide dispersion is negative, the longitudinal radiative force outside of hyperbolic metamaterial is always a pulling force, that is directed toward the source of electromagnetic energy flow in contrast to the common situation when a strong propulsion force emerges near the surface of an open waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700219
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Volume11
Issue number11
Early online date2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Hyperbolic metamaterials
  • Optical manipulation
  • Pulling radiative forces

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