We demonstrate a novel dual-beam particle trap relying on waveguide loss instead of beam divergence. The implementation of this trap on an optofluidic chip opens numerous possibilities for on-chip particle control and manipulation.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
S. Kuehn, P. Measor, H. Schmidt, E. J. Lunt, and A. R. Hawkins, "Two-Beam Optical Trap in a Waveguide," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper PDP_B7.
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