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Experimental demonstration of optical transport, sorting and self arrangement using a "tractor beam"
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally the principle of a ”tractor beam” where a microobject is pulled against the photons flow. We show that this geometry and method can be used to delivery several microparticles over a distance of tens of micrometers, to sorting of particles according to their sizes using rotation of beam polarization, and to self-arrangement of microobjects to optically bound microstructures that are pulled againts the beam propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8810, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X, 881003 (12 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023955
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O. Brzobohatý, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
V. Karásek, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
M. Šiler, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
L. Chvátal, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
T. Čižmár, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
P. Zemánek, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8810:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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