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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2010

Dynamic micro-bead arrays using optical tweezers combined with intelligent control techniques

Yoshio Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kawada, Shogo Tsutsui, Mitsuru Ishikawa, and Hiroyuki Kitajima  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 24102-24111 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.024102


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Abstract

Dynamic micro-bead arrays offer great flexibility and potential as sensing tools in various scientific fields. Here we present a software-oriented approach for fully automated assembly of versatile dynamic micro-bead arrays using multi-beam optical tweezers combined with intelligent control techniques. Four typical examples, including the collision-free sorting of array elements by bead features, are demonstrated in real time. Control algorithms and experimental apparatus for these demonstrations are also described.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2009
Published: December 17, 2009

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Vol. 5, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yoshio Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kawada, Shogo Tsutsui, Mitsuru Ishikawa, and Hiroyuki Kitajima, "Dynamic micro-bead arrays using optical tweezers combined with intelligent control techniques," Opt. Express 17, 24102-24111 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-24102


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