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Micromachined optical trap for use as a microcytology workstation

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Scott D. Collins, Erkin Sidick, Andre Knoesen, Ronald J. Baskin

Univ. of California/Davis (USA)

Proc. SPIE 2978, Micro- and Nanofabricated Electro-Optical Mechanical Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Applications, 69 (March 31, 1997); doi:10.1117/12.269956
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  • Micro- and Nanofabricated Electro-Optical Mechanical Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
  • Paul L. Gourley
  • San Jose, CA, USA | February 08, 1997

abstract

A micromachined optical 'trap' to capture and move micron sized dielectric particles is presented. The trap consists of four single mode optical fibers mutually aligned to have a common optical beam intersection at the center of a micromachined housing. The intersection of the beams forms an optical 'cross-hair' which captures dielectric microparticles with a strong optical gradient force field, and holds them for further manipulation, visualization, and/or analysis. The stability and magnitude of the trapping force fields are comparable to the single beam 'optical tweezers' technique, but are considerably more versatile.

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Scott D. Collins ; Erkin Sidick ; Andre Knoesen and Ronald J. Baskin
"Micromachined optical trap for use as a microcytology workstation", Proc. SPIE 2978, Micro- and Nanofabricated Electro-Optical Mechanical Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Applications, 69 (March 31, 1997); doi:10.1117/12.269956; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.269956


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