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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 22 — Oct. 31, 2005
  • pp: 8906–8912

Manipulation and assembly of nanowires with holographic optical traps

Ritesh Agarwal, Kosta Ladavac, Yael Roichman, Guihua Yu, Charles M. Lieber, and David G. Grier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 22, pp. 8906-8912 (2005)

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We demonstrate that semiconductor nanowires can be translated, rotated, cut, fused and organized into nontrivial structures using holographic optical traps. The holographic approach to nano-assembly allows for simultaneous independent manipulation of multiple nanowires, including relative translation and relative rotation.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

Ritesh Agarwal, Kosta Ladavac, Yael Roichman, Guihua Yu, Charles Lieber, and David Grier, "Manipulation and assembly of nanowires with holographic optical traps," Opt. Express 13, 8906-8912 (2005)

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