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A mode-division-multiplexing single fiber optical tweezers
Author(s): Enming Zhao; Zhihai Liu; Yu Zhang; Yaxun Zhang; Jun Yang; Libo Yuan
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Paper Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a mode division multiplexing single fiber optical tweezers. By using this tweezers, one can trap a yeast cell and then launch it away from the fiber tip with a certain speed to a certain position without moving the optical fiber in a single fiber optical trapping apparatus. We excite both LP01 and LP11 mode beams in a same normal communication fiber core to generate the optical launching force and trapping force by molding the fiber tip into a special tapered-tip shape. A yeast cell of 6μm diameter is trapped and then being launched away. We construct the optical trapping and launching potential wells by controlling the power of two mode beams. This micro particle directional launching function expands new features of fiber optical tweezers based on the normal communication fiber, providing for the possibility of more practical applications in the biomedical research fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9655, Fifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 96551D (1 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183608
Show Author Affiliations
Enming Zhao, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Zhihai Liu, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Yu Zhang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Yaxun Zhang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Jun Yang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Libo Yuan, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9655:
Fifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference
Byoungho Lee; Sang-Bae Lee; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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