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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5831–5845

Optimized holographic optical traps

Marco Polin, Kosta Ladavac, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Yael Roichman, and David G. Grier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5831-5845 (2005)

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Holographic optical traps use the forces exerted by computer-generated holograms to trap, move and otherwise transform mesoscopically textured materials. This article introduces methods for optimizing holographic optical traps’ efficiency and accuracy, and an optimal statistical approach for characterizing their performance. This combination makes possible real-time adaptive optimization.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Marco Polin, Kosta Ladavac, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Yael Roichman, and David Grier, "Optimized holographic optical traps," Opt. Express 13, 5831-5845 (2005)

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