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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — Jun. 6, 2013

The Tiniest Traps: Optical Manipulation Gets Smaller

Valerie Coffey

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 24-31 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.24.4.000024


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Abstract

Arthur Ashkin ushered in the field of optical manipulation more than 40 years ago. Today, smaller and smaller tools, such as optical “nanotweezers” and precisely focused lasers, are becoming practical for controlling single cells, individual proteins, DNA and even the behavior of worms.

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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation

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Valerie Coffey, "The Tiniest Traps: Optical Manipulation Gets Smaller," Optics & Photonics News 24(4), 24-31 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-24-4-24


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