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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1665–1670

Interactive application in holographic optical tweezers of a multi-plane Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm for three-dimensional light shaping

Gavin Sinclair, Jonathan Leach, Pamela Jordan, Graham Gibson, Eric Yao, Zsolt John Laczik, Miles J. Padgett, and Johannes Courtial  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1665-1670 (2004)

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Phase-hologram patterns that can shape the intensity distribution of a light beam in several planes simultaneously can be calculated with an iterative Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm [T. Haist et al., Opt. Commun. 140, 299 (1997)]. We apply this algorithm in holographic optical tweezers. This allows us to simultaneously trap several objects in individually controllable arbitrary 3-dimensional positions. We demonstrate the interactive use of our approach by trapping microscopic spheres and moving them into an arbitrary 3-dimensional configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: February 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Gavin Sinclair, Jonathan Leach, Pamela Jordan, Graham Gibson, Eric Yao, Zsolt Laczik, Miles Padgett, and Johannes Courtial, "Interactive application in holographic optical tweezers of a multi-plane Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm for three-dimensional light shaping," Opt. Express 12, 1665-1670 (2004)

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