Proceedings from the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013 conference have been published. These include a paper containing calculations by Stephen Simpson (Bristol University) based on our optical binding experiments: S. H. Simpson, P. H. Jones, O. M. Maragò, S. Hanna & M. J. Miles. 'Optical binding of nanowires in counter-propagating beams’, Proc SPIE 8810 Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X, 881026, doi: 10.1117/12.2024466 (2013).
From the abstrast: We
present a computational model for the simulation of optically
interacting nano-structures immersed in a viscous fluid. In this scheme,
nanostructures are represented by aggregates of small spheres. All
optical and hydrodynamic interactions, including thermal fluctuations,
are included. As an example, we consider optical binding of dielectric
nanowires in counterpropagating plane waves. In particular, the
formation of stable, ladder like structures, is demonstrated. In these
arrangements, each nanowire lies parallel to the polarization direction
of the beams, with their centres of mass colinear.