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Optical forces go smart (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Giovanni Volpe

Paper Abstract

Optical forces have revolutionized nanotechnology. In particular, optical forces have been used to measure and exert femtonewton forces on nanoscopic objects. This has provided the essential tools to develop nanothermodynamics, to explore nanoscopic interactions such as critical Casimir forces, and to realize microscopic devices capable of autonomous operation. The future of optical forces now lies in the development of smarter experimental setups and data-analysis algorithms, partially empowered by the machine-learning revolution. This will open unprecedented possibilities, such as the study of the energy and information flows in nanothermodynamics systems, the design of novel forms of interactions between nanoparticles, and the realization of smart microscopic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
Proc. SPIE 11083, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI, 1108302 (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2532891
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Giovanni Volpe, Göteborgs Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11083:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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