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Systems approach to identification of feedback enhanced optical tweezers
Author(s): Hullas Sehgal; Tanuj Aggarwal; Murti V. Salapaka
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Paper Abstract

Feedback enhanced optical tweezers, based on Proportional and Integral (PI) control, are routinely used for increasing the stiffness of optical traps. Digital implementation of PI controller, using DSP or FPGA, enables easy maneuverability of feedback gains. In this paper, we report occurrence of a peak in the thermal noise power spectrum of the trapped bead as the proportional gain is cranked up, which imposes a limit on how stiff a trap can be made using position feedback. We explain the reasons for the deviant behavior in the power spectrum and present a mathematical formula to account for the anomaly, which is in very good agreement with the experimental observations. Further, we present a new method to do the closed loop system identification of feedback enhanced optical tweezers by applying a frequency chirp. The system model thus obtained greatly predicts the closed loop behavior of our feedback based optical tweezers system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7038, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V, 703821 (29 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797880
Show Author Affiliations
Hullas Sehgal, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Tanuj Aggarwal, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Murti V. Salapaka, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7038:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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