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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23156–23161

Dual-beam interference from a lensed multicore fiber and its application to optical trapping

Ashleigh L. Barron, Ajoy K. Kar, and Henry T. Bookey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23156-23161 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.023156


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Abstract

A multicore all-fiber probe is demonstrated that has been fabricated using an electric arc fusion splicer. Interference of the fiber output when coherent light is coupled into two cores is investigated. The properties of the fringes created when the fiber is probing different media were found to be in general agreement with a beam propagation method simulation. Optical manipulation of microspheres near to the end of the probe is examined and the potential for controlled trapping explored. Polymer microspheres with diameters of 2 microns were formed into regular patterns due to the presence of the interference fringes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Citation
Ashleigh L. Barron, Ajoy K. Kar, and Henry T. Bookey, "Dual-beam interference from a lensed multicore fiber and its application to optical trapping," Opt. Express 20, 23156-23161 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-21-23156


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