Two-color laser manipulation of single organic molecules based on nonlinear optical response*
Department of Physics and Electronics, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, 599-8531 Osaka, Japan
Received: 16 July 2012
Received in final form: 5 January 2013
Published online: 18 March 2013
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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