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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
Microscopy and Optical Trapping (FTuW)

Optical Tweezers: Test of Absolute Calibration

Nathan B. Viana, Alexander Mazolli, Paulo Américo M. Neto, Herch M. Nussenzveig, Marcio S. Rocha, and Oscar N. Mesquita


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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

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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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