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A 3D interactive optical manipulation platform
Author(s): Jesper Glückstad; Peter J. Rodrigo; Ivan P. Nielsen
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Paper Abstract

Three-dimensional light structures can be created by modulating the spatial phase and polarization properties of the laser light. A particularly promising technique is the Generalized Phase Contrast (GPC) method invented and patented at Riso National Laboratory. Based on the combination of programmable spatial light modulator devices and an advanced graphical user-interface the GPC method enables real-time, interactive and arbitrary control over the dynamics and geometry of synthesized light patterns. Recent experiments have shown that GPC-driven micro-manipulation provides a unique technology platform for fully user-guided assembly of a plurality of particles in a plane, control of particle stacking along the beam axis, manipulation of multiple hollow beads, and the organization of living cells into three-dimensional colloidal structures. These demonstrations illustrate that GPC-driven micro-manipulation can be utilized not only for the improved synthesis of functional microstructures but also for non-contact and parallel actuation crucial for sophisticated opto- and micro-fluidic based lab-on-a-chip systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6048, Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation, 60480A (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.648742
Show Author Affiliations
Jesper Glückstad, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)
Peter J. Rodrigo, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)
Ivan P. Nielsen, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6048:
Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation
Kee S. Moon, Editor(s)

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