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Snap-fit assembly of microscopic components by optical tweezers
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Paper Abstract

We investigate that components held in multiple optical traps can be manipulated and assembled together using snap-fit assembly. There are several works on manipulating microscopic objects with optical tweezers and assembling them. However, these techniques cannot sustain the assembled structure after turning off the laser source. In contrast, our technique utilizes snap-fit assembly so that assembled components do not detach. With this approach, components and sub-assemblies can be readily controlled in real-time and assembled into a permanent assembly. Our method can be used for constructing micrometer scale devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6326, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, 632610 (11 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678046
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Jong-Ho Baek, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Sun-Uk Hwang, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Jong-Hyun Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Yong-Gu Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6326:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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