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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Oct. 22, 2008

Fiber based optical trapping of aerosols

D. Rudd, C. López-Mariscal, M. Summers, A. Shahvisi, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and D. McGloin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14550-14560 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014550


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Abstract

We present the use of optical fibers to form a counter-propagating optical trap as a means of manipulating both solid and liquid aerosols. We explore the use of single and multimode fibers to achieve trapping of various particles in air, present the trapping properties of the different fiber types and compare the observed trends to those predicted by theory. Using fibers, we are able to hold suspended particles for extended periods of time and to precisely manipulate them over distances of several hundred microns. We discuss the difficulties and advantages of each fiber configuration and conclude with a demonstration that fiber based trapping offers a good candidate for studying optical binding in air.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2008
Published: September 2, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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D. Rudd, C. Lopez-Mariscal, M. Summers, A. Shahvisi, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and D. McGloin, "Fiber based optical trapping of aerosols," Opt. Express 16, 14550-14560 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-19-14550


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