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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2009

Hands-on with optical tweezers: a multitouch interface for holographic optical trapping

J. A. Grieve, A. Ulcinas, S. Subramanian, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, D. M. Carberry, and M. J. Miles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3595-3602 (2009)

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We report the implementation of a multitouch console for control of a holographic optical tweezers system. This innovative interface enables the independent but simultaneous interactive control of numerous optical traps by multiple users, overcoming the limitations of traditional interfaces and placing the full power of holographic optical tweezing into the operators’ hands.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2009
Published: February 23, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

J. A. Grieve, A. Ulcinas, S. Subramanian, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, D. M. Carberry, and M. J. Miles, "Hands-on with optical tweezers: a multitouch interface for holographic optical trapping," Opt. Express 17, 3595-3602 (2009)

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