Efficient optical trapping of CdTe quantum dots by femtosecond laser pulses

Weiyi Chiang, Tomoki Okuhata, Anwar Usman, Naoto Tamai, Hiroshi Masuhara

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The development in optical trapping and manipulation has been showing rapid progress, most of it is in the small particle sizes in nanometer scales, substituting the conventional continuous-wave lasers with high-repetition-rate ultrashort laser pulse train and nonlinear optical effects. Here, we evaluate two-photon absorption in optical trapping of 2.7 nm-sized CdTe quantum dots (QDs) with high-repetition-rate femtosecond pulse train by probing laser intensity dependence of both Rayleigh scattering image and the two-photon-induced luminescence spectrum of the optically trapped QDs. The Rayleigh scattering imaging indicates that the two-photon absorption (TPA) process enhances trapping ability of the QDs. Similarly, a nonlinear increase of the two-photon-induced luminescence with the incident laser intensity fairly indicates the existence of the TPA process.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14010-14016
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number49
StatePublished - Jun 24 2014

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported the Ministry of Education of Taiwan (MOE-ATU Project; National Chiao Tung University) and the National Science Council of Taiwan (Grant NSC 100-2113-M-009-001). H.M. also thanks the Foundation of the Advancement for Outstanding Scholarship of Taiwan. The reviewers are also acknowledged for their valuable comments and advice.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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