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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2014
  • pp: 351–355

Manipulation and assembly of ZnO nanowires with single holographic optical tweezers system

Jing Li and Gang Du  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 3, pp. 351-355 (2014)

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ZnO nanowires, characterized with high melting points, are hard to assemble together with laser fusion. In order to build micro–nano structures with ZnO nanowires, a polymer film with a low melting point and high optical transparency is introduced as a substrate for ZnO nanowires to be deposited. A holographic optical tweezers system is used not only to manipulate ZnO nanowires, but also to melt the polymer film for the fixation of ZnO nanowires. By this method, micro–nano structures composed of ZnO nanowires are produced, which can be utilized as subwavelength optical waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

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Original Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2013
Published: January 14, 2014

Jing Li and Gang Du, "Manipulation and assembly of ZnO nanowires with single holographic optical tweezers system," Appl. Opt. 53, 351-355 (2014)

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