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Design of a low-cost interactive holographic optical tweezers system
Author(s): E. Pleguezuelos; J. Andilla; A. Carnicer; E. Martín-Badosa; S. Vallmitjana; M. Montes-Usategui
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the design of an inexpensive holographic optical tweezers setup. The setup is accompanied by software that allows real-time manipulation of the sample and takes into account the experimental features of the setup, such as aberration correction and LCD modulation. The LCD, a HoloEye LCR-2500, is the physical support of the holograms, which are calculated using the fast random binary mask algorithm. The real-time software achieves 12 fps at full LCD resolution (including aberration correction and modulation) when run on a Pentium IV HT, 3.2 GHz computer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6326, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, 63262Q (11 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680593
Show Author Affiliations
E. Pleguezuelos, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
J. Andilla, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
A. Carnicer, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
E. Martín-Badosa, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
S. Vallmitjana, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
M. Montes-Usategui, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)


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

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