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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 17350–17356

Robust trapping and manipulation of airborne particles with a bottle beam

Vladlen G. Shvedov, Cyril Hnatovsky, Andrei V. Rode, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17350-17356 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017350


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Abstract

We demonstrate that micron-sized light-absorbing particles can be trapped and transported photophoretically in air using an optical bottle formed inside the focal volume of a lens with a controlled amount of spherical aberration. This optical fiber-based single beam trap can be used in numerous applications where true 3D manipulation and delivery of airborne micro-objects is required.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2011
Published: August 18, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Vladlen G. Shvedov, Cyril Hnatovsky, Andrei V. Rode, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Robust trapping and manipulation of airborne particles with a bottle beam," Opt. Express 19, 17350-17356 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-17350


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