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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4123–4128

Manipulation and arrangement of biological and dielectric particles by a lensed fiber probe

Zhaohui Hu, Jia Wang, and Jinwen Liang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4123-4128 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.004123


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Abstract

An optical trapping system with a single-mode lensed fiber probe inserted at an angle is built; this system is simpler and more flexible than conventional optical tweezers. Two lasers, with 632.8- and 1550-nm wavelengths, are employed to trap and manipulate yeast cells and polystyrene microspheres. Nine yeast cells are manipulated to form a letter “T.” Finally, the manipulation performed with various inclination angles, particle materials, laser wavelengths, and laser powers is analyzed experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Citation
Zhaohui Hu, Jia Wang, and Jinwen Liang, "Manipulation and arrangement of biological and dielectric particles by a lensed fiber probe," Opt. Express 12, 4123-4128 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-17-4123


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