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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2007

2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures

Peter John Rodrigo, Lóránd Kelemen, Carlo Amadeo Alonzo, Ivan R. Perch-Nielsen, Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Pál Ormos, and Jesper Glückstad  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 9009-9014 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009009


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Abstract

Optical trapping and manipulation offer great flexibility as a non-contact microassembly tool. Its application to the assembly of microscale building blocks may open new doors for micromachine technology. In this work, we demonstrate all-optical assembly of microscopic puzzle pieces in a fluidic environment using programmable arrays of trapping beams. Identical shape-complimentary pieces are optically fabricated with submicron resolution using two-photon polymerization (2PP) technique. These are efficiently assembled into space-filling tessellations by a multiple-beam optical micromanipulation system. The flexibility of the system allows us to demonstrate both user-interactive and computer-automated modes of serial and parallel assembly of microscale objects with high spatial and angular positioning precision.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Trapping

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2007
Published: July 5, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Peter John Rodrigo, Lóránd Kelemen, Carlo Amadeo Alonzo, Ivan R. Perch-Nielsen, Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Pál Ormos, and Jesper Glückstad, "2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures," Opt. Express 15, 9009-9014 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-14-9009


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