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Tapered fiber optical tweezers for microscopic particle trapping: fabrication and application

Zhihai Liu, Chengkai Guo, Jun Yang, and Libo Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12510-12516 (2006)

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A novel single tapered fiber optical tweezers is proposed and fabricated by heating and drawing technology. The microscopic particle tapping performance of this special designed tapered fiber probe is demonstrated and investigated. The distribution of the optical field emerging from the tapered fiber tip is numerically calculated based on the beam propagation method. The trapping force FDTD analysis results, both axial and transverse, are also given.

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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

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Original Manuscript: September 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

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Vol. 2, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Zhihai Liu, Chengkai Guo, Jun Yang, and Libo Yuan, "Tapered fiber optical tweezers for microscopic particle trapping: fabrication and application," Opt. Express 14, 12510-12516 (2006)

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