We propose and fabricate planar waveguide type optical tweezers that use arrayed waveguide gratings as waveguide lenses. We confirm in experiments that the proposed tweezers can manipulate several particles simultaneously without mechanical movable parts.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
T. Saida, T. Shibata, M. Ishii, and H. Takahashi, "Integrated Optical Tweezers Using Arrayed Waveguide Grating," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMEE6.
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