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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2009
  • pp: 2880–2883

Optical tweezers with tips grown at the end of fibers by photopolymerization

Sándor Valkai, László Oroszi, and Pál Ormos  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 15, pp. 2880-2883 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.002880


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Abstract

We present a method to build an optical tip at the end of a single-mode optical fiber. The tip is grown by a self-writing process: photopolymerization by the light coming from the optical fiber. We developed a technique to produce a flat end surface on the tip. The good optical quality of the tip and the output laser beam was demonstrated by the fact that a counterpropagating optical trap could be constructed by using the tips with parameters comparable to regular fiber traps. Because of the small size of the tips, the tweezers require a much smaller space than regular fiber traps.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2009
Published: May 13, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Sándor Valkai, László Oroszi, and Pál Ormos, "Optical tweezers with tips grown at the end of fibers by photopolymerization," Appl. Opt. 48, 2880-2883 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-15-2880

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