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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 26 — Dec. 29, 2003
  • pp: 3562–3567

Optical trapping of three-dimensional structures using dynamic holograms

H. Melville, G.F. Milne, G.C. Spalding, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia, and D. McGloin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 26, pp. 3562-3567 (2003)

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We demonstrate the use of a spatial light modulator (SLM) to facilitate the trapping of particles in three-dimensional structures through time-sharing. This method allows particles to be held in complex, three-dimensional configurations using cycling of simple holograms. Importantly, we discuss limiting factors inherent in current phase only SLM design for applications in both optical tweezing and atom trapping.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2003
Published: December 29, 2003

H. Melville, G. Milne, G. Spalding, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia, and D. McGloin, "Optical trapping of three-dimensional structures using dynamic holograms," Opt. Express 11, 3562-3567 (2003)

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