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Optical fiber trap: radiation pressure effect on inorganic and organic micro-particles
Author(s): H. H. Cerecedo-Núñez; J. C. Alvarado-Zacarías; P. Padilla-Sosa; M. A. Basurto-Pensado; M. May-Alarcón; R. Ramos-García; L. Beltrán-Parrazal
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Paper Abstract

An optical fiber trap operates by radiation pressure and transverse force gradient while conventional optical trap operates on longitudinal gradient to trap particles. This subtle difference translates into easy setup and many advantages over conventional single-beam optical tweezers. In this work, we present a brief review of the current situation of fiber optic trap and their applications. Subsequently, we discuss the effect of radiation pressure on micro-organic and inorganic particles. Using a single optical fiber, radiation pressure transfers movement to the micro-particles, so velocity and acceleration are quantified. After that, micro particles are trapped, but now using two optical fibers. Finally, we discuss the results and problems involved with this research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8785, 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications, 878566 (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026435
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H. H. Cerecedo-Núñez, Univ. Veracruzana (Mexico)
J. C. Alvarado-Zacarías, Univ. Veracruzana (Mexico)
P. Padilla-Sosa, Univ. Veracruzana (Mexico)
M. A. Basurto-Pensado, Univ. Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico)
M. May-Alarcón, Univ. Autónoma del Carmen (Mexico)
R. Ramos-García, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
L. Beltrán-Parrazal, Univ. Veracruzana (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8785:
8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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