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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7244–7250

Three-dimensional imaging in three-dimensional optical multi-beam micromanipulation

Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Ivan R. Perch-Nielsen, Darwin Palima, and Jesper Glückstad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7244-7250 (2008)

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In this work, we present a method providing real-time, low cost, three-dimensional imaging in a three-dimensional optical micromanipulation system. The three-dimensional imaging system is based on a small form factor LED based projector. The projector is used to dynamically shape the rear illumination light in a counter-propagating beam-trapping setup. This allows us to produce stereoscopic images, from which the human brain can construct a three-dimensional image, or alternatively image analysis can be applied by a computer, thereby obtaining true three-dimensional coordinates in real-time for the trapped objects.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: February 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2008
Published: May 5, 2008

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Jeppe S. Dam, Ivan R. Perch-Nielsen, Darwin Palima, and Jesper Glückstad, "Three-dimensional imaging in three-dimensional optical multi-beam micromanipulation," Opt. Express 16, 7244-7250 (2008)

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