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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Oct. 3, 2011

Robust trapping and manipulation of airborne particles with a bottle beam

Vladlen G. Shvedov, Cyril Hnatovsky, Andrei V. Rode, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 17350-17356 (2011)

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We demonstrate that micron-sized light-absorbing particles can be trapped and transported photophoretically in air using an optical bottle formed inside the focal volume of a lens with a controlled amount of spherical aberration. This optical fiber-based single beam trap can be used in numerous applications where true 3D manipulation and delivery of airborne micro-objects is required.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2011
Published: August 18, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Vladlen G. Shvedov, Cyril Hnatovsky, Andrei V. Rode, and Wieslaw Krolikowski, "Robust trapping and manipulation of airborne particles with a bottle beam," Opt. Express 19, 17350-17356 (2011)

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