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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14024–14035

Generation of multiple Bessel beams for a biophotonics workstation

T. Čižmár, V. Kollárová, X. Tsampoula, F. Gunn-Moore, W. Sibbett, Z. Bouchal, and K. Dholakia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14024-14035 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014024


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Abstract

We present a simple method using an axicon and spatial light modulator to create multiple parallel Bessel beams and precisely control their individual positions in three dimensions. This technique is tested as an alternative to classical holographic beam shaping commonly used now in optical tweezers. Various applications of precise control of multiple Bessel beams are demonstrated within a single microscope giving rise to new methods for three-dimensional positional control of trapped particles or active sorting of micro-objects as well as “focus-free” photoporation of living cells. Overall this concept is termed a ‘biophotonics workstation’ where users may readily trap, sort and porate material using Bessel light modes in a microscope.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: July 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2008
Published: August 25, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Tomas Cižmár, V. Kollárová, X. Tsampoula, F. Gunn-Moore, W. Sibbett, Z. Bouchal, and K. Dholakia, "Generation of multiple Bessel beams for a biophotonics workstation," Opt. Express 16, 14024-14035 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-14024


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