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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Systems for Optical Manipulation II (FTuM)

Tiny Hands for Light Work: A Fingertip Interface for Holographic Optical Tweezers

Miles Padgett, Graham Gibson, Stephen Keen, and Jonathan Leach


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We use a fingertip interface to control multi-trap holographic tweezers to manipulate inert and biological structures. We incorporate high-speed video imaging to make multi-point measurements of particle position, fluid flow, forces and viscosity.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

M. Padgett, G. Gibson, S. Keen, and J. Leach, "Tiny Hands for Light Work: A Fingertip Interface for Holographic Optical Tweezers," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FTuM1.

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