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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)

Mapping of the Optical Field of a Focused Cylindrical Vector Beam by Trapped Rayleigh Particles

Liangcheng Zhou, Qiwen Zhan, and Daniel Ou-Yang  »View Author Affiliations


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We propose a non-invasive method of mapping the optical field of a tightly focused laser beam by imaging transiently trapped nanoparticles. Optical field intensities are calculated from known trapping energy of the probe particles.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

L. Zhou, Q. Zhan, and D. Ou-Yang, "Mapping of the Optical Field of a Focused Cylindrical Vector Beam by Trapped Rayleigh Particles," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTMD3.

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