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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2712–2714

Laser-tweezer-controlled solid immersion microscopy in microfluidic systems

Aaron L. Birkbeck, Sanja Zlatanovic, Sadik C. Esener, and Mihrimah Ozkan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2712-2714 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002712


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Abstract

We describe the creation and implementation of a near-field scanning solid immersion microscope that is specifically tailored for use in microfluidic systems. The microscope comprises a newly fabricated Weierstrass solid immersion lens (SIL), which is detached from its substrate and is free floating in the fluid, and a laser optical tweezer, which serves both as a trapping beam for alignment and positioning of the SIL and as a near-field scanning beam that images the sample through the SIL. A discussion of the SIL's fabrication method is presented along with experimental results that demonstrate the effectiveness of our microscope design.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

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Aaron L. Birkbeck, Sanja Zlatanovic, Sadik C. Esener, and Mihrimah Ozkan, "Laser-tweezer-controlled solid immersion microscopy in microfluidic systems," Opt. Lett. 30, 2712-2714 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-20-2712


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