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Generation of an array of optical bottle beams using a superposition of Bessel beams

A. P. Porfirev and R. V. Skidanov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 25, pp. 6230-6238 (2013)

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A procedure for computing the phase transmission function of diffractive optical elements intended to form an array of optical bottle beams is proposed and studied. The procedure is based on a superposition of Bessel beams. We show that the hollow circular beams (optical bottle beams) are suited for trapping transparent spherical micro-objects matched in radius with the beam radius. A series of experiments on trapping transparent micro-objects in the optical bottle arrays is described. Results of an experiment on trapping opaque spherical microparticles in a double optical bottle are reported.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

A. P. Porfirev and R. V. Skidanov, "Generation of an array of optical bottle beams using a superposition of Bessel beams," Appl. Opt. 52, 6230-6238 (2013)

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