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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 21 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2775–2782

Particle trapping in 3-D using a single fiber probe with an annular light distribution

R. S. Taylor and C. Hnatovsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 21, pp. 2775-2782 (2003)

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A single optical fiber probe has been used to trap a solid 2 µm diameter glass bead in 3-D in water. Optical confinement in 2-D was produced by the annular light distribution emerging from a selectively chemically etched, tapered, hollow tipped metalized fiber probe. Confinement of the bead in 3-D was achieved by balancing an electrostatic force of attraction towards the tip and the optical scattering force pushing the particle away from the tip.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2690) General : General physics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

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Original Manuscript: August 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

R. Taylor and C. Hnatovsky, "Particle trapping in 3-D using a single fiber probe with an annular light distribution," Opt. Express 11, 2775-2782 (2003)

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