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Optically controlled three-dimensional assembly of microfabricated building blocks
Author(s): Peter John Rodrigo; Lóránd Kelemen; Darwin Palima; Pál Ormos; Jesper Glückstad
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a system for constructing reconfigurable microstructures using multiple, real-time configurable counterpropagating-beam traps. We optically assemble geometrically complementary microstructures with complex three-dimensional (3D) topologies produced by two-photon polymerization. This demonstrates utilization of controllable 3D optical traps for building hierarchical structures from microfabricated building blocks. Optical microassembly with translational and tip-tilt control in 3D achieved by dynamic multiple CB traps can potentially facilitate the construction of functional microdevices and may also lead to the future realization of optically actuated micromachines. Fabricating morphologically complex microstructures and then optically manipulating these archetypal building blocks can also be used to construct reconfigurable microenvironments that can aid in understanding cellular development processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7371, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV, 737114 (9 July 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831758
Show Author Affiliations
Peter John Rodrigo, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Lóránd Kelemen, Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Ctr. (Hungary)
Darwin Palima, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Pál Ormos, Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Ctr. (Hungary)
Jesper Glückstad, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7371:
Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV
Christian D. Depeursinge; I. Alex Vitkin, Editor(s)

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