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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 23, 2008

Precision steering of an optical trap by electro-optic deflection

Megan T. Valentine, Nicholas R. Guydosh, Braulio Gutiérrez-Medina, Adrian N. Fehr, Johan O. Andreasson, and Steven M. Block  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 6, pp. 599-601 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000599


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Abstract

We designed, constructed, and tested a single-beam optical trapping instrument employing twin electro-optic deflectors (EODs) to steer the trap in the specimen plane. Compared with traditional instruments based on acousto-optic deflectors (AODs), EOD-based traps offer a significant improvement in light throughput and a reduction in deflection-angle (pointing) errors. These attributes impart improved force and position resolution, making EOD-based traps a promising alternative for high-precision nanomechanical measurements of biomaterials.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2008
Published: March 14, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Megan T. Valentine, Nicholas R. Guydosh, Braulio Gutiérrez-Medina, Adrian N. Fehr, Johan O. Andreasson, and Steven M. Block, "Precision steering of an optical trap by electro-optic deflection," Opt. Lett. 33, 599-601 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-6-599


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