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Optical manipulation of airborne particles using flexible dual-beam trap
Author(s): Oto Brzobohatý; Martin Šiler; Pavel Zemánek
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Paper Abstract

We present an advanced experimental dual-beam set-up for optical manipulation of airborne particles in air. This system employs an adaptive optical element to control properties of counter-propagating beams overlapping in a sample chamber. Furthermore, it can eliminate optical aberrations in both pathways, online re-align the system remotely from a computer interface, arbitrarily switch in real time between various beams types (vortex, Gauss, Bessel etc.) and their spatial intensity distributions (beam width, vorticity etc.). We demonstrated variety of applications of this system ranging from liquid droplet fusion, multiple beams manipulation and precise airborne particle delivery via optical conveyor belt.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8458, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, 84582C (10 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929751
Show Author Affiliations
Oto Brzobohatý, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Martin Šiler, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Pavel Zemánek, Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8458:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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