This conference draws well over one hundred presentations and an even larger number of participants. In addition to an immersive program of oral presentations, our poster sessions have a tradition of ensuring an excellent level of interaction and feedback. Special sessions ensure that technical advances are widely shared. Participants are also well served by the special attention given to community-building activities. Early career researchers are especially encouraged and highlighted.

Joint sessions will be planned with the "Emerging Topics in Artificial Intelligence" conference.

Papers are solicited on (but not restricted to) the following areas: ;
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Conference OP104

Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XXI

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 7 February 2024
Author Notification: 29 April 2024
Manuscript Due: 31 July 2024
This conference draws well over one hundred presentations and an even larger number of participants. In addition to an immersive program of oral presentations, our poster sessions have a tradition of ensuring an excellent level of interaction and feedback. Special sessions ensure that technical advances are widely shared. Participants are also well served by the special attention given to community-building activities. Early career researchers are especially encouraged and highlighted.

Joint sessions will be planned with the "Emerging Topics in Artificial Intelligence" conference.

Papers are solicited on (but not restricted to) the following areas:
  • precision measurement, including testing fundamental physics
  • "gonzo" trapping (i.e., trapping at extremes)
  • cavity optomechanics
  • high-sensitivity detectors
  • toward (or in) the quantum limit of opto-mechanics
  • photonic devices for optically induced forces
  • shaping the flow of information: energy and momentum
  • systems with broken symmetry, including optical angular momentum
  • statistical mechanics of small systems
  • virus and single-molecule biophysical studies and technologies
  • using the photonic toolbox to study cells and their organelles
  • studies of dynamical biophysical systems, including active swimmers and hydrodynamics
  • optofluidics and optically shaped structures
  • optically driven microrheology, mechanobiology, and micromechanical properties
  • enhanced sensitivity and resolution of optical force actuators
  • optical manipulation of matter through gaseous media
  • approaches to optical force and momentum measurement
  • radiation pressure, tractor beams, and solar sails
  • near-field micromanipulation, plasmonic, and nanoparticle trapping
  • beam shaping and aberration and wavefront correction
  • optical sorting, optical lab-on-a-chip, and microfluidics
  • optically manipulated robotics and novel samples
  • next-generation fabrication technologies, including nanoscale assembly with optical forces
  • optical tweezers coupled with novel forms of microscopyv
  • alternative and hybrid force systems (e.g., hybrid AFM-optical force systems, or combinations with acoustic, magnetic, or other forces)
  • nonlinear optical responses mediated through forces (translation, electrostriction)
  • optically bound matter
  • holographic optical systems: from speckle to studies of neurons
  • machine learning for designing relevant systems, for particle tracking, and for data analysis.
Conference Chair
Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Conference Chair
The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Conference Co-Chair
Göteborgs Univ. (Sweden)
Program Committee
Amherst College (United States)
Program Committee
TU Dresden (Germany)
Program Committee
Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Program Committee
State Univ. of New York at New Paltz (United States)
Program Committee
Wyant College of Optical Sciences (United States)
Program Committee
King's College London (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Yale Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Program Committee
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
Program Committee
The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Program Committee
The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Additional Information

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What you will need to submit

  • Presentation title
  • Author(s) information
  • Speaker biography (1000-character max including spaces)
  • Abstract for technical review (200-300 words; text only)
  • Summary of abstract for display in the program (50-150 words; text only)
  • Keywords used in search for your paper (optional)
  • Check the individual conference call for papers for additional requirements (i.e. extended abstract PDF upload for review or instructions for award competitions)
Note: Only original material should be submitted. Commercial papers, papers with no new research/development content, and papers with proprietary restrictions will not be accepted for presentation.