OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1417–1424

Adding functionalities to precomputed holograms with random mask multiplexing in holographic optical tweezers

Josep Mas, Michelle S. Roth, Estela Martín-Badosa, and Mario Montes-Usategui  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 10, pp. 1417-1424 (2011)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (662 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



In this study, we present a method designed to generate dynamic holograms in holographic optical tweezers. The approach combines our random mask encoding method with iterative high-efficiency algorithms. This hybrid method can be used to dynamically modify precalculated holograms, giving them new functionalities—temporarily or permanently—with a low computational cost. This allows the easy addition or removal of a single trap or the independent control of groups of traps for manipulating a variety of rigid structures in real time.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2011
Published: March 29, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Josep Mas, Michelle S. Roth, Estela Martín-Badosa, and Mario Montes-Usategui, "Adding functionalities to precomputed holograms with random mask multiplexing in holographic optical tweezers," Appl. Opt. 50, 1417-1424 (2011)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, “Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Commun. 207, 169–175(2002). [CrossRef]
  2. R. Di Leonardo, F. Ianni, and G. Ruocco, “Computer generation of optimal holograms for optical trap arrays,” Opt. Express 15, 1913–1922 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. R. W. Gerchberg and W. O. Saxton, “A practical algorithm for the determination of phase from image and diffraction plane pictures,” Optik 35, 237–246 (1972).
  4. M. Polin, K. Ladavac, S.-H. Lee, Y. Roichman, and D. Grier, “Optimized holographic optical traps,” Opt. Express 13, 5831–5845 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. G. C. Spalding, J. Courtial, and R. Di Leonardo, “Holographic optical tweezers,” in Structured Light and Its Applications, D.L.Andrews, ed. (Academic Press, 2008), pp. 139–168. [CrossRef]
  6. M. Reicherter, S. Zwick, T. Haist, C. Kohler, H. Tiziani, and W. Osten, “Fast digital hologram generation and adaptive force measurement in liquid-crystal-display-based holographic tweezers,” Appl. Opt. 45, 888–896 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. Bianchi and R. Di Leonardo, “Real-time optical micro-manipulation using optimized holograms generated on the GPU,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 1444–1448(2010). [CrossRef]
  8. J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, “Multi-functional optical tweezers using computer-generated holograms,” Opt. Commun. 185, 77–82 (2000). [CrossRef]
  9. J. E. Curtis, C. H. J. Schmitz, and J. P. Spatz, “Symmetry dependence of holograms for optical trapping,” Opt. Lett. 30, 2086–2088 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. M. Montes-Usategui, E. Pleguezuelos, J. Andilla, and E. Martín-Badosa, “Fast generation of holographic optical tweezers by random mask encoding of Fourier components,” Opt. Express 14, 2101–2107 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. J. A. Davis and D. M. Cottrell, “Random mask encoding of multiplexed phase-only and binary phase-only filters,” Opt. Lett. 19, 496–498 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. K. Castelino, S. Satyanarayana, and M. Sitti, “Manufacturing of two and three-dimensional micro/nanostructures by integrating optical tweezers with chemical assembly,” Robotica 23, 435–439 (2005). [CrossRef]
  13. R. Holmlin, M. Schiavoni, C. Chen, S. Smith, M. Prentiss, and G. Whitesides, “Light-driven microfabrication: assembly of multicomponent, three-dimensional structures by using optical tweezers,” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 39, 3503–3506(2000). [CrossRef]
  14. C. Creely, G. Volpe, G. Singh, M. Soler, and D. Petrov, “Raman imaging of floating cells,” Opt. Express 13, 6105–6110(2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. R. Agarwal, K. Ladavac, Y. Roichman, G. Yu, C. Lieber, and D. Grier, “Manipulation and assembly of nanowires with holographic optical traps,” Opt. Express 13, 8906–8912(2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. G. Gibson, D. M. Carberry, G. Whyte, J. Leach, J. Courtial, J. C. Jackson, D. Robert, M. Miles, and M. Padgett, “Holographic assembly workstation for optical manipulation,” J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 10, 044009 (2008). [CrossRef]
  17. J. A. Grieve, A. Ulcinas, S. Subramanian, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, D. M. Carberry, and M. J. Miles, “Hands-on with optical tweezers: a multitouch interface for holographic optical trapping,” Opt. Express 17, 3595–3602(2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. Arryx: BioRyx 200 User manual, http://www.arryx.com/PDFdocs/BioRyx200manual_2ndEd.pdf.
  19. E. Martín-Badosa, M. Montes-Usategui, A. Carnicer, J. Andilla, E. Pleguezuelos, and I. Juvells, “Design strategies for optimizing holographic optical tweezers set-ups,” J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9, S267–S277 (2007). [CrossRef]
  20. Computer Integrated Systems for Microscopy and Manipulation, http://cismm.cs.unc.edu/.
  21. P. Korda, G. C. Spalding, E. R. Dufresne, and D. G. Grier, “Nanofabrication with holographic optical tweezers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1956–1957 (2002). [CrossRef]
  22. W. Mu, G. Wang, L. Luan, G. C. Spalding, and J. B. Ketterson, “Dynamic control of defects in a two-dimensional optically assisted assembly,” New J. Phys. 8, 70/1–70/7 (2006). [CrossRef]
  23. E. Pleguezuelos, A. Carnicer, J. Andilla, E. Martín-Badosa, and M. Montes-Usategui, “Holotrap: interactive hologram design for multiple dynamic optical trapping,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 176, 701–709 (2007). [CrossRef]
  24. S. C. Chapin, V. Germain, and E. R. Dufresne, “Automated trapping, assembly, and sorting with holographic optical tweezers,” Opt. Express 14, 13095–13100 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Supplementary Material

» Media 1: AVI (4766 KB)     
» Media 2: AVI (390 KB)     
» Media 3: AVI (3881 KB)     

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited