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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3633–3641

Multi-beam bilateral teleoperation of holographic optical tweezers

Kazuhisa Onda and Fumihito Arai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3633-3641 (2012)

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A multi-beam bilateral teleoperation system of holographic optical tweezers accelerated by a graphics processing unit is proposed and evaluated. This double-arm teleoperation system is composed of two haptic devices and two laser-trapped micro-beads. Each micro-bead is trapped and moved following the trajectory of each haptic device, and the forces to which the micro-beads are subjected, which are generated by Stokes drag, are measured and fed back to an operator via the haptic devices. This real-time telexistence was quantitatively evaluated based on the time response of the trapped beads and the fed-back forces. And the demonstration of touching red blood cells shows the effectiveness of this system for biomedical application.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2011
Published: January 31, 2012

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Kazuhisa Onda and Fumihito Arai, "Multi-beam bilateral teleoperation of holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 20, 3633-3641 (2012)

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