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Optical Trapping Applications
Monterey, California United States
April 4-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-909-1
Trapping with Shaped Beams (OTMD)

Loading Aerosol Optical Traps using Surface Acoustic Wave Devices

David McGloin, Suman Anand, Jonathan Nylk, Calvin Dodds, Steve L. Neale, and Jonathan Cooper  »View Author Affiliations


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We make use of surface acoustic wave nebulization to introduce airborne particles into optical traps in a robust and repeatable manner. We demonstrate the facile loading of aerosols such as organic liquids and solid particles.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

D. McGloin, S. Anand, J. Nylk, C. Dodds, S. L. Neale, and J. Cooper, "Loading Aerosol Optical Traps using Surface Acoustic Wave Devices," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTMD6.

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