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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2003
  • pp: 208–214

Shack-Hartmann multiple-beam optical tweezers

Peter John Rodrigo, René Lynge Eriksen, Vincent Ricardo Daria, and Jesper Glückstad  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 208-214 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.000208


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Abstract

We introduce a new method for generating an array of programmable optical tweezers based on the principle of the Shack-Hartmann wave front sensor. In this approach, a lenslet array divides a laser beam into multiple point sources that are subsequently imaged onto the sample plane of an inverted microscope. This results in a matrix of tightly focused beams used for local confinement and manipulation of micron-sized dielectric particles in an aqueous solution. Using a spatial light-modulating device, the phase profile of the laser beam is computer-encoded providing for controlled spatial deflections of the trapping beams.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2003
Published: February 10, 2003

Citation
Peter Rodrigo, Rene Eriksen, Vincent Daria, and Jesper Glueckstad, "Shack-Hartmann multiple-beam optical tweezers," Opt. Express 11, 208-214 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-3-208


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