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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23021–23029

Crossed fiber optic Bessel beams for curvilinear optofluidic transport of dielectric particles

Jongki Kim, Sungrae Lee, Yoonseob Jeong, Jun-Ki Kim, Yongmin Jung, Fabrice Merenda, Renè-Paul Salathè, Jeon-Soo Shin, and Kyunghwan Oh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23021-23029 (2013)

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Due to its unique non-diffracting and self-reconstructing nature, Bessel beams have been successfully adopted to trap multiple particles along the beam’s axial direction. However, prior bulk-optic based Bessel beams have a fundamental form-factor limitation for in situ, in-vitro, and in-vivo applications. Here we present a novel implementation of Fourier optics along a single strand of hybrid optical fiber in a monolithic manner that can generate pseudo Bessel beam arrays in two-dimensional space. We successfully demonstrate unique optofluidic transport of the trapped dielectric particles along a curvilinear optical route by multiplexing the fiber optic pseudo Bessel beams. The proposed technique can form a new building block to realize reconfigurable optofluidic transportation of particulates that can break the limitations of both prior bulk-optic Bessel beam generation techniques and conventional microfluidic channels.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

Jongki Kim, Sungrae Lee, Yoonseob Jeong, Jun-Ki Kim, Yongmin Jung, Fabrice Merenda, Renè-Paul Salathè, Jeon-Soo Shin, and Kyunghwan Oh, "Crossed fiber optic Bessel beams for curvilinear optofluidic transport of dielectric particles," Opt. Express 21, 23021-23029 (2013)

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