We have developed software with an interactive user interface that can be used to generate phase holograms for use with spatial light modulators. The program utilizes different hologram design techniques, allowing the user to select an appropriate algorithm. The program can be used to generate multiple beams and can be used for beam steering. We see a major application of the program to be in optical tweezers to control the position, number, and type of optical traps.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Optical Trapping and Tweezing
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2005
Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Jonathan Leach, Kurt Wulff, Gavin Sinclair, Pamela Jordan, Johannes Courtial, Laura Thomson, Graham Gibson, Kayode Karunwi, Jon Cooper, Zsolt John Laczik, and Miles Padgett, "Interactive approach to optical tweezers control," Appl. Opt. 45, 897-903 (2006)