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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


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
PublisherOSA Publishing
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1-55752-706-7
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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