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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — Mar. 8, 2004
  • pp: 916–928

Trapping and mixing of particles in water using a microbubble attached to an NSOM fiber probe

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

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 916-928 (2004)

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Low power cw laser radiation at λ=1.32µm was coupled into a chemically etched, metalized Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM) fiber probe to generate a stable microbubble in water as well as in other fluids. The microbubble, which was attached to the end face of the fiber probe, was used to trap, manipulate and mix micron sized glass, latex and fluorescent particles as well as biological material.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

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Original Manuscript: January 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2004
Published: March 8, 2004

Rod Taylor and C. Hnatovsky, "Trapping and mixing of particles in water using a microbubble attached to an NSOM fiber probe," Opt. Express 12, 916-928 (2004)

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