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Optical Trapping Applications
Monterey, California United States
April 4-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-909-1
Analysis of Biological Systems (OTMC)

Surface Scanning with Optically Trapped Probes

Lars Friedrich and Alexander Rohrbach  »View Author Affiliations


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Optically trapped beads with diameters below 500 nm are scanned across surface structures. The elongation of the probe from the trap center is measured interferometrically and the height profile of the sample is recovered.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

L. Friedrich and A. Rohrbach, "Surface Scanning with Optically Trapped Probes," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTMC3.

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