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Friday, December 2, 2016

Tunable Fano resonant optical forces exerted on a graphene-coated dielectric particle by a Gaussian evanescent wave

Yang Yang, Xiaofu Zhang, Anping Huang and Zhisong Xiao

In this paper, we investigate the optical forces exerted on a graphene-coated dielectric particle by the Gaussian beam transmitted through the prism setup systematically. It is shown that the optical force spectra exhibit significant Fano resonance under the excitation of a Gaussian evanescent wave. The magnitude and morphology of Fano resonance can be modulated effectively by the graphene coating. Also, the modification on the threshold of the Fermi energy of graphene could help to regulate the trapping behavior efficiently. The proposed work may provide a new avenue in the specific optical tweezers and nano-optics.

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