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All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes
Author(s): Blair C. Kirkpatrick; Martin Ploschner; Tomas Čižmár; Andrea Di Falco
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Paper Abstract

Photonic membranes (PMs) are thin, highly-flexible, membranes which can be imbued with specific photonic functionalities when used to play host to plasmonic features.1–3 PMs can then take that photonic functionality and transfer it to an external object, provided that they can be manipulated with enough precision. We demonstrate a fabrication and optical manipulation protocol that allows PMs to be manoeuvred through a microfluidic environment, and show that the trap stiffness of such a scheme is on par with current techniques. The PMs shown here are 90 nm thick, with the potential to be extremely flexible. We comment on their current deformability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9922, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII, 99222A (16 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238822
Show Author Affiliations
Blair C. Kirkpatrick, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Martin Ploschner, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Tomas Čižmár, Univ. of Dundee (United Kingdom)
Andrea Di Falco, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9922:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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