Optical Nanomanipulation

David L. Andrews, David S. Bradshaw

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The extended and updated second edition of this book expands its broad survey of the wide-ranging field of optical nanomanipulation. It aims to establish and differentiate the physical principles of this phenomenon, while providing a snapshot portrait of many of the most prominent and up-to-date applications. Primary emphasis is placed on cultivating an understanding of the mechanisms, all of which have a fundamental photonic origin, behind the operation of numerous related optical effects. To this end, the first few chapters introduce and develop core theory, focusing on both the role and physical significance of key parameters, and they reveal the detailed interplay between the key material and optical properties. Where appropriate, both classical and photonic (i.e. quantum) representations are discussed. Equations are purposely kept to a minimum; only a broad background in optical physics is assumed. The book is suitable for students and instructors alike.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd
Number of pages130
ISBN (Electronic)9780750341912
ISBN (Print)9780750341899
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • Optics
  • Lasers

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