Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern

Lynn Paterson, M. P. MacDonald, J. Arlt, K. Volke-Sepulveda, P. E. Bryant, W. Sibbett, K. 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
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001

Conference

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

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    Paterson, L., MacDonald, M. P., Arlt, J., Volke-Sepulveda, K., Bryant, P. E., Sibbett, W., & Dholakia, K. (2001). Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, MD, United States. https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=cleo-2001-CPD27&origin=search