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Semi-automated 3D assembly of multiple objects using holographic optical tweezers
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Paper Abstract

The micromanipulation of objects into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometries within holographic optical tweezers is carried out using a modified Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm. The modified algorithm calculates phase hologram sequences, used to reconfigure the geometries of optical traps in several planes simultaneously. The hologram sequences are calculated automatically from the initial, intermediate and final trap positions. Manipulation of multiple objects in this way is semi-automated, once the traps in their initial positions are loaded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5514, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation, (18 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.555996
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Gavin S. Sinclair, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Pamela Jordan, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
John Laczik, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Johannes Courtial, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Miles J. Padgett, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5514:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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