A dual-fiber optic trap is integrated with microfluidics, and stable circulatory particle trapping is observed. The unique circulating and flow-dependant nature of the trap enables active microfluidic mixing as well as particle sorting and control.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
J. T. Blakely, R. Gordon, and D. Sinton, "Circulating Optical Particle Trapping through the Integration of Fiber Optics and Microfluidics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CMAA4.
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