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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Jul. 19, 2010

Minimizing intensity fluctuations in dynamic holographic optical tweezers by restricted phase change

Martin Persson, David Engström, Anders Frank, Jan Backsten, Jörgen Bengtsson, and Mattias Goksör  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11250-11263 (2010)

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We present a method for reducing intensity fluctuations that typically occur when a spatial light modulator is updated between consecutive computer generated holograms. The method is applicable to most iterative hologram generating algorithms and minimizes the average phase difference between consecutive holograms. Applications with high stability requirements, such as optical force measurement with holographic optical tweezers, should benefit from this improvement.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2010
Published: May 12, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Martin Persson, David Engström, Anders Frank, Jan Backsten, Jörgen Bengtsson, and Mattias Goksör, "Minimizing intensity fluctuations in dynamic holographic optical tweezers by restricted phase change," Opt. Express 18, 11250-11263 (2010)

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