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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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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