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Optical Trapping Applications
Monterey, California United States
April 4-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-909-1
Trapping with Shaped Beams (OTMD)

Engineered point spread functions for 3D parallel particle tracking of optically trapped particles

Donald B. Conkey, Rahul P. Trivedi, Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Ivan I. Smalyukh, and Rafael Piestun  »View Author Affiliations


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We integrate a holographic optical tweezer system with a double-helix point spread function imaging for high precision three-dimensional (3D) multi-particle tracking. We perform precise quantitative estimates of the 3D forces in an optical trap.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

D. B. Conkey, R. P. Trivedi, S. R. P. Pavani, I. I. Smalyukh, and R. Piestun, "Engineered point spread functions for 3D parallel particle tracking of optically trapped particles," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTMD2.

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