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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Optical trapping of spermatozoa using Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes
Author(s): Raktim Dasgupta; Sunita Ahlawat; Ravi S. Verma; Sunita Shukla; Pradeep K. Gupta
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Paper Abstract

We report results of a study on the use of Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) modes for optical trapping of spermatozoa. The results show that for a given trap beam power the first-order LG mode (LG01) leads to lower photodamage to the cells without compromising the trapping efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2010
PDF: 5 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(6) 065010 doi: 10.1117/1.3526362
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 6
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Raktim Dasgupta, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
Sunita Ahlawat, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
Ravi S. Verma, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
Sunita Shukla, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)
Pradeep K. Gupta, Raja Ramanna Ctr. for Advanced Technology (India)


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