This study compares the velocity distribution of the sperm subpopulation analyzed in laser trapping experiments with that of the entire sperm population. The distributions are found equal for human sperm, yet unequal for chimpanzee sperm.
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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
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
J. S. Tam, J. M. Nascimento, L. Z. Shi, and M. W. Berns, "Analysis of Human and Chimpanzee Sperm Swimming Speed in Laser Trapping Experiments," 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 JWC19.