Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern

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

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Abstract

Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern was investigated using optical tweezers. The particles are trapped in the interference pattern between a Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam and a plane wave. The results show the reliability of the technique on the optical gradient force, making it applicable for rotating every particles that can be optically tweezed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001. CLEO '01. Technical Digest
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557526621
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2001 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2001
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/05/0111/05/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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