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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 5 — May. 17, 2007

Integrated optomechanical microelements

Gregor Knöner, Simon Parkin, Timo A. Nieminen, Vincent L. Y. Loke, Norman R. Heckenberg, and Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5521-5530 (2007)

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We integrate the optical elements required to generate optical orbital angular momentum into a microdevice. This allows the rotation of either naturally occuring microparticles or specially fabricated optical rotors. We use a two photon photopolymerization process to create microscopic diffractive optical elements, customized to a wavelength of choice, which are integrated with micromachines in microfluidic devices. This enables the application of high optical torques with off-the-shelf optical tweezers systems.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: March 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2007
Published: April 20, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Gregor Knöner, Simon Parkin, Timo A. Nieminen, Vincent L. Y. Loke, Norman R. Heckenberg, and Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Integrated optomechanical microelements," Opt. Express 15, 5521-5530 (2007)

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