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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10117–10129

Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre-Gaussian and Gaussian beams

J. E. Morris, A. E. Carruthers, M. Mazilu, P. J. Reece, T. Cizmar, P. Fischer, and K. Dholakia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10117-10129 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010117


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Abstract

We characterize a single beam supercontinuum “white light” trap and determine the trap stiffness in the transverse trapping plane. We realize a holographic white light trapping system using a spatial light modulator, and explore the generation of a dual beam trap and characterize its performance. We also demonstrate optical trapping and rotation of particles using a supercontinuum vortex beam. It is shown that orbital angular momentum can be transferred to spheres trapped in a supercontinuum vortex. Quantified rotation rates are demonstrated.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
J. E. Morris, A. E. Carruthers, M. Mazilu, P. J. Reece, T. Cizmar, P. Fischer, and K. Dholakia, "Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre-Gaussian and Gaussian beams," Opt. Express 16, 10117-10129 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-14-10117


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