The 79th JSAP Autumn Meeting, 2018

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Poster presentation

4 JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia 2018 » 4.1 Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

[20a-PB6-1~5] 4.1 Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

Thu. Sep 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM PB (Shirotori Hall)

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

[20a-PB6-2] Gold Nanoparticle Swarming Controlled by Particle Size and Wavelength of Trapping Laser

〇(M1)Chih-Hao Huang1, Tetsuhiro Kudo1, Hiroshi Masuhara1,2 (1.Dept. of Appl. Chem., National Chiao Tung Univ. Taiwan, 2.Center for Emergent Functional Matter Science, National Chiao Tung Univ., Taiwan)

Keywords:Laser trapping, Gold nanoparticles, Light Scattering

Laser trapping is known as a method to manipulate nano- and micro-scale materials by trapping them inside optical potential. We reported that a single large assembly with dynamically swarming gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) was extending outside the focus at glass/solution interface by laser trapping. The dumbbell-shaped swarm was formed perpendicularly to linear polarized laser light. We proposed that scattering and trapping cooperatively evolve, namely, light scattering of trapped Au NPs expands optical potential, which traps more NPs leading to wider scattering. These processes are continuously developing until the scattering light cannot gather further NPs.
Here we examine particle size and laser wavelength dependence of swarm formation by carrying out the laser trapping of Au NPs at glass/solution interface with Ti:Sapphire laser (continuous wave (CW) or femtosecond modes (fs), 800 nm in wavelength). We observe 200 nm and 150 nm Au NPs swarming perpendicular to laser polarization, while 100 nm Au NPs are trapped as a round assembly rather than the dumbbell like swarms. It is worth noting that this swarming of 150 nm Au NPs is observed with 800 nm CW laser but was not with 1064 nm CW laser. Scattering cross section at 800 nm wavelength for 150 nm Au NPs is larger than that at 1064 nm wavelength, which results in this difference.