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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10059–10065

Optical particle manipulation using an LC device with eight-divided circularly hole-patterned electrodes

Marenori Kawamura, Mao Ye, and Susumu Sato  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10059-10065 (2008)

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We propose an optical manipulation system by using a liquid crystal (LC) device with unique functions such as an anamorphic lens property, variable-focusing and deflection properties. The positions and rotation of optical trapped microscopic slender particles suspended in water can be controlled. The trapped particles can be aligned along the major axis of the elliptically shaped laser beam spot and the position of the particle can be controlled three-dimensionally.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

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Marenori Kawamura, Mao Ye, and Susumu Sato, "Optical particle manipulation using an LC device with eight-divided circularly hole-patterned electrodes," Opt. Express 16, 10059-10065 (2008)

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