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Optics in Computing
Washington, D.C. United States
June 15, 2003
ISBN: 1-55752-750-4
Biophotonics (OThB)

Dyanmic holographic optical tweezers: Transforming mesoscopic matter with light

David G. Grier


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This presentation introduces holographic optical trapping as a new technique, and highlights two applications: sorting mesoscopic objects with arrays of optical traps (optical fractionation) and driving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with arrays of optical vortices.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing

D. G. Grier, "Dyanmic holographic optical tweezers: Transforming mesoscopic matter with light," in Optics in Computing, A. Sawchuk, ed., Vol. 90 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper OThB1.

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