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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 3906–3910

Multi force optical tweezers to generate gradients of forces

Valentina Emiliani, Daniele Sanvitto, Morad Zahid, Fabien Gerbal, and Maite Coppey-Moisan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 3906-3910 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.003906


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Abstract

We present a multi trap optical tweezes system that enables to generate two-dimensional dynamical configurations of focal spot where the trapping force of each element of the pattern can be individually changed. Force gradients in the pN range can be generated on a micrometer scale.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Citation
Valentina Emiliani, Daniele Sanvitto, Morad Zahid, Fabien Gerbal, and Maite Coppey-Moisan, "Multi force optical tweezers to generate gradients of forces," Opt. Express 12, 3906-3910 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-17-3906


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