Optical tweezing of rod-like particles and hollow spheres in an interference pattern

Michael P. MacDonald, Lynn Paterson, Wilson Sibbett, P. Bryant, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

The alignment and simultaneous manipulation in 2-dimensions of both hollow spheres and rod-like particles using interference fringes were described. A set of parallel fringes formed the pattern which could be scanned across the area of the combined spot or moved as a whole around the sample cell. The trapping of hollow sphere in dark fringes of more readily produced interference pattern was also demonstrated. The rod-like particles were aligned and tweezed successfully by using interferometric tweezers.

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
Pages368-369
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1-55752-662-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2001 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001

Conference

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

MacDonald, M. P., Paterson, L., Sibbett, W., Bryant, P., & Dholakia, K. (2001). Optical tweezing of rod-like particles and hollow spheres in an interference pattern. In Summaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2001. CLEO '01. Technical Digest (pp. 368-369). Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2001.947929