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Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery
Monterey, California United States
April 4-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-909-1
Joint Poster Session (JTuA)

Radially Polarized Optical Tweezers

Susan E. Skelton, Marios Sergides, Radhika Patel, Agata Pawlikowska, Onofrio Marago, and Phil Jones  »View Author Affiliations


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We present experimental measurements of the spring constants of a radially polarized optical tweezer for a wide range of micro- and nano-particles and compare the results to those obtained using linearly- and circularly-polarized trapping beams.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, R. Patel, A. Pawlikowska, O. Marago, and P. Jones, "Radially Polarized Optical Tweezers," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JTuA26.

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