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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Oct. 22, 2008

Organization of microscale objects using a microfabricated optical fiber

S. K. Mohanty, K. S. Mohanty, and M. W. Berns  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 18, pp. 2155-2157 (2008)

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We demonstrate the use of a single fiber-optic axicon device for organization of microscopic objects using longitudinal optical binding. Further, by manipulating the shape of the fiber tip, part of the emanating light was made to undergo total internal reflection in the conical tip region, enabling near-field trapping. Near-field trapping resulted in trapping and self-organization of long chains of particles along azimuthal directions (in contrast to the axial direction, observed in the case of large tip cone angle far-field trapping).

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2008
Published: September 12, 2008

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S. K. Mohanty, K. S. Mohanty, and M. W. Berns, "Organization of microscale objects using a microfabricated optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 33, 2155-2157 (2008)

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