Abstract

Based on the generalized Lorentz–Mie theory (GLMT) and the localized approximation of the beam shape coefficients, we derived the expansions of incident elliptic Gaussian (EG) beams in terms of spherical vector wave functions (SVWFs). Utilizing multiple scattering (MS) equations and electromagnetic momentum (EM) theory, the lateral binding force (BF) exerted on a bi-sphere induced by an EG beam is calculated. Numerical effects of various parameters such as beam waist widths, beam polarization states, incident wavelengths, particle sizes, and material losses are analyzed and compared with the results of a circular Gaussian (CG) beam in detail. The observed dependence of the separation of optically bound particles on the incidence of an EG beam is in agreement with earlier theoretical predictions. Accurate investigation of BF induced by an EG beam could provide an effective test for further research on BF between more complex particles, which plays an important role in using optical manipulation on particle self-assembly.

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