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

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  • St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO)


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
Issue number11
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Hyperbolic metamaterials, Optical manipulation, Pulling radiative forces

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