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Optical micromanipulation takes hold
Author(s): Kishan Dholakia
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Paper Abstract

Optical micro-manipulation has seen a resurgence of interest in recent years which has been due in part to new application areas and the use of tailored forms of light beams particularly using holographic optical tweezers technology. Optical landscapes using evanescent waves can hold large arrays of particles (~1000) and may be enhanced using surface plasmon interactions or a dielectric resonator. Dynamics in a static 2D landscape of a Bessel beam can lead to optically induced separation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6290, Laser Beam Shaping VII, 62900G (9 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679008
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Kishan Dholakia, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6290:
Laser Beam Shaping VII
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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