Calculations of hydrodynamic resistance and mechanical susceptibility for complex particles held in multiple optical traps are presented. The subsequent thermal motion is quantified and the implications for a novel form of force microscopy are discussed.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
S. H. Simpson, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Thermal Motion of Optically Trapped Nanotools," in Advances in Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OMC2.
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