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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 42, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3915–3926

Influence of a glass-water interface on the on-axis trapping of micrometer-sized spherical objects by optical tweezers

Erik Fällman and Ove Axner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 19, pp. 3915-3926 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.003915


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Abstract

A systematic study of the influence of a glass-water interface on the on-axis trapping of micrometer-sized spherical objects by optical tweezers is presented. The ways in which the escape force and the trapping position, as well as the stiffness of the trap, depend on the focusing depth, the numerical aperture, and the degree of overfilling of the objective entrance pupil are investigated. It is concluded, among other things, that objectives with the highest numerical aperture and the use of large degrees of overfilling do not always provide the optimum trapping conditions at finite depths.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2002
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2003
Published: July 1, 2003

Citation
Erik Fällman and Ove Axner, "Influence of a glass-water interface on the on-axis trapping of micrometer-sized spherical objects by optical tweezers," Appl. Opt. 42, 3915-3926 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-19-3915

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