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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 494–508

Optically adjustable light filaments generated by a compact laser convertor

V. Kollárová, T. Medřík, R. Čelechovský, V. Chlup, Z. Bouchal, A. Pochylý, M. Kalman, and T. Kubina  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 494-508 (2009)

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In the paper, the geometrical parameters and energetics of the extremely narrow pseudo-nondiffracting beams with the spot size of several micrometers are examined. The main attention is focused on design, realization and testing of the set-up enabling conversion of the laser diode beam or the fiber mode to the narrow Bessel-Gauss beam whose spot can be continuously relocated across the plane perpendicular to the beam propagation direction. Application of the laser convertor to the optical manipulation is demonstrated on experiments enabling transport of microparticles along a desired trajectory.

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OCIS Codes
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(080.3685) Geometric optics : Lightpipes
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2008
Published: January 7, 2009

V. Kollárová, T. Medrik, R. Celechovský, V. Chlup, Z. Bouchal, A. Pochylý, M. Kalman, and T. Kubina, "Optically adjustable light filaments generated by a compact laser convertor," Opt. Express 17, 494-508 (2009)

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