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Optical guiding of aerosols
Author(s): Michael D. Summers; Jonathan Reid; David McGloin
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Paper Abstract

Aerosol droplets are guided over mm distances using single beam optical traps. The micron-sized particles are confined in two dimensions and guided along the direction of beam propagation. Both Gaussian and Bessel beam geometries are compared for water, ethanol and dodecane droplets. The observed trapping of multiple droplets in 1-D arrays will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6326, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, 63261E (11 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679476
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Summers, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Reid, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
David McGloin, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


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

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