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Conference Paper
Optical Trapping Applications
Monterey, California United States
April 4-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-909-1
Trapping techniques and applications II (OTTuB)

Fiber-Based Dual-Beam Optical Trapping System for Studying Lipid Vesicle Mechanics

Tessa M. Pinon, Linda S. Hirst, and Jay E. Sharping  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OTA.2011.OTTuB2


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Abstract

We describe the mechanics of giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) which are manipulated using a fiber-based dual-beam optical trap. We prepare GUVs encapsulating various concentrations and molecular weights of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) polymer.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

Citation
T. M. Pinon, L. S. Hirst, and J. E. Sharping, "Fiber-Based Dual-Beam Optical Trapping System for Studying Lipid Vesicle Mechanics," in Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OTTuB2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OTA-2011-OTTuB2


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