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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 4861–4869

Experimental confirmation of the optical-trapping properties of cylindrical objects

Robert C. Gauthier, Mike Ashman, and Chander P. Grover  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4861-4869 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.004861


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Abstract

A sophisticated modeling program was used recently to predict the trapping and the manipulation properties of elongated cylindrical objects in the focal region of a high-intensity laser beam. On the basis of the model, the cylinders should align their longest diagonal dimension with the propagation axis of the laser beam and follow the beam when it is displaced transverse to the cylinder’s central axis. Experimental confirmation of the cylinder’s behavior is presented and confirms the suitability of the enhanced ray-optics approach to modeling micrometer-scale objects in optical-trap environments.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 1999
Published: August 1, 1999

Citation
Robert C. Gauthier, Mike Ashman, and Chander P. Grover, "Experimental confirmation of the optical-trapping properties of cylindrical objects," Appl. Opt. 38, 4861-4869 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-22-4861

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