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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Precision Optical Metrology (CMC)

Floating Micro-Structured Force Probe for 3-D Imaging and Force Microscopy on the Nanometre Scale

Michael Towrie, Stanley W. Botchway, Andrew T. Clark, Edward J. Freeman, Robert N. Halsall, Derek W. Jenkins, Ian M. Loader, Peter O'Neill, Anthony W. Parker, Mark L. Prydderch, Robert Stevens, Renato Turchetta, Andrew D. Ward, and Mark Pollard

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A nanometre scale, picoNewton force probe based on advanced optical tweezers control of transparent microstructures will be presented. The probe will be applied to dynamic bio-molecular interactions in solution.

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OCIS Codes
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

M. Towrie, S. W. Botchway, A. T. Clark, E. J. Freeman, R. N. Halsall, D. W. Jenkins, I. M. Loader, P. O'Neill, A. W. Parker, M. L. Prydderch, R. Stevens, R. Turchetta, A. D. Ward, and M. Pollard, "Floating Micro-Structured Force Probe for 3-D Imaging and Force Microscopy on the Nanometre Scale," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMC4.

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