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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)

Enhancement of optical gradient force employed in optical tweezers using a pulsed laser diode

Takamasa Suzuki, Takatsugu Maeda, Osami Sasaki, and Samuel Choi  »View Author Affiliations


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The optical gradient force employed in optical tweezers is enhanced using a pulsed laser diode. A time-sharing approach can be applied for performing multiple optical manipulations to obtain gentle and stiff tweezers for delicate samples.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

T. Suzuki, T. Maeda, O. Sasaki, and S. Choi, "Enhancement of optical gradient force employed in optical tweezers using a pulsed laser diode," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTMD4p.

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