A first-principles theory of trapping forces of optical tweezers with no adjustable parameters is experimentally tested. We find generally very good agreement for transverse stiffness, trapping threshold, peak position, sample depth variation and other effects
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
N. B. Viana, A. Mazolli, P. A. M. Neto, H. M. Nussenzveig, M. S. Rocha, and O. N. Mesquita, "Optical Tweezers: Test of Absolute Calibration," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FTuW7.
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