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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1607–1609

Hollow-core photonic crystal fiber based multifunctional optical system for trapping, position sensing, and detection of fluorescent particles

V. K. Shinoj and V. M. Murukeshan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1607-1609 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001607


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel multifunctional optical system that is capable of trapping, imaging, position sensing, and fluorescence detection of micrometer-sized fluorescent test particles using hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (HC-PCF). This multifunctional optical system for trapping, position sensing, and fluorescent detection is designed such that a near-IR laser light is used to create an optical trap across a liquid-filled HC-PCF, and a 473 nm laser is employed as a source for fluorescence excitation. This proposed system and the obtained results are expected to significantly enable an efficient integrated trapping platform employing HC-PCF for diagnostic biomedical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2012
Published: May 7, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
V. K. Shinoj and V. M. Murukeshan, "Hollow-core photonic crystal fiber based multifunctional optical system for trapping, position sensing, and detection of fluorescent particles," Opt. Lett. 37, 1607-1609 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-10-1607


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