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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21370–21384

Positional stability of holographic optical traps

Arnau Farré, Marjan Shayegan, Carol López-Quesada, Gerhard A. Blab, Mario Montes-Usategui, Nancy R. Forde, and Estela Martín-Badosa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21370-21384 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.021370


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Abstract

The potential of digital holography for complex manipulation of micron-sized particles with optical tweezers has been clearly demonstrated. By contrast, its use in quantitative experiments has been rather limited, partly due to fluctuations introduced by the spatial light modulator (SLM) that displays the kinoforms. This is an important issue when high temporal or spatial stability is a concern. We have investigated the performance of both an analog-addressed and a digitally-addressed SLM, measuring the phase fluctuations of the modulated beam and evaluating the resulting positional stability of a holographic trap. We show that, despite imparting a more unstable modulation to the wavefront, our digitally-addressed SLM generates optical traps in the sample plane stable enough for most applications. We further show that traps produced by the analog-addressed SLM exhibit a superior pointing stability, better than 1 nm, which is comparable to that of non-holographic tweezers. These results suggest a means to implement precision force measurement experiments with holographic optical tweezers (HOTs).

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2011
Published: October 13, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Arnau Farré, Marjan Shayegan, Carol López-Quesada, Gerhard A. Blab, Mario Montes-Usategui, Nancy R. Forde, and Estela Martín-Badosa, "Positional stability of holographic optical traps," Opt. Express 19, 21370-21384 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-21370


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