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

M. P. MacDonald, L. Paterson, W. Sibbett, P. Bryant, K. 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
Pages368-369
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 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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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. 368-369. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, MD, United States. https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=cleo-2001-CWN4&origin=search