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Optical conveyor belt for delivery of sub-micron objects
Author(s): Tomáš Čižmár; Veneranda Garcéz-Chávez; Kishan Dholakia; Pavel Zemánek
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate how the standing wave created from two counter-propagating non-diffracting (Bessel) beams can be used for confinement of sub-micron sized particles. At the same time we proved that changing the phase shift between these two beams can be efficiently used for precise delivery of sub-micron objects in unison. We succeeded in delivery of polystyrene particles of diameter 410 nm over a distance of 300 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6180, Photonics, Devices, and Systems III, 618027 (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675857
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Tomáš Čižmár, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)
Veneranda Garcéz-Chávez, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Kishan Dholakia, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Pavel Zemánek, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6180:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems III
Pavel Tománek; Miroslav Hrabovský; Miroslav Miler; Dagmar Senderákova, Editor(s)

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