Controlled construction, rotation and translation of 3-dimensional, optically trapped structures

Michael P. MacDonald, Lynn Paterson, J. Arlt, Wilson Sibbett, K. Dholakia, K. Volke-Sepulveda

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Abstract

The concept of optical trapping and manipulation of Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beams was extended by overlapping two LG modes of opposite phase helicity to create an interference pattern. The pattern consisted of a set of bright spot. It was found that, three dimensional structures can be built up by creating stacks of micro-spheres in each of the bright spots in the pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummaries of Papers Presented at the Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest
PublisherOptical Society of America
Pages635
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1-55752-706-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period19/05/0224/05/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    MacDonald, M. P., Paterson, L., Arlt, J., Sibbett, W., Dholakia, K., & Volke-Sepulveda, K. (2002). Controlled construction, rotation and translation of 3-dimensional, optically trapped structures. In Summaries of Papers Presented at the Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest (pp. 635). Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2002.1034416