Two-color laser manipulation of single organic molecules based on nonlinear optical response

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2013-30620-8

Cite this article as:
Kudo, T. & Ishihara, H. Eur. Phys. J. B (2013) 86: 98. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2013-30620-8
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  1. Topical issue: Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Nanostructured and Molecular Materials


We theoretically propose two-color laser manipulation with greatly improved efficiency to mechanically manipulate single organic molecules. The present method is based on the nonlinear resonant laser manipulation proposed in a recent study. In the first part, we describe a method to trap single organic molecules that can be more effective than ever before utilizing two-color beams. In the second part, we demonstrate the possibility to selectively “pull” single organic molecules with a particular type of electronic-level scheme by using single-side illumination of traveling light.

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and ElectronicsOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan

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