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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2053–2059

High-speed holographic optical tweezers using a ferroelectric liquid crystal microdisplay

William J Hossack, Eirini Theofanidou, Jason Crain, Kevin Heggarty, and Martin Birch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2053-2059 (2003)

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We demonstrate the advantages of a ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulator for optical tweezer array applications. The fast switching speeds of the ferroelectric device (compared to conventional nematic systems) is shown to enable very rapid reconfiguration of trap geometries, controlled, high speed particle movement, and tweezer array multiplexing.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: July 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

William Hossack, Eirini Theofanidou, Jason Crain, Kevin Heggarty, and Martin Birch, "High-speed holographic optical tweezers using a ferroelectric liquid crystal microdisplay," Opt. Express 11, 2053-2059 (2003)

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