Optically controlled three-dimensional rotation of microscopic objects

Bingelyte, V., Leach, J., Courtial, J. and Padgett, M.J. (2003) Optically controlled three-dimensional rotation of microscopic objects. Applied Physics Letters, 82(5), 829 -831. (doi:10.1063/1.1544067)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1544067

Abstract

An approach of optically controlled three-dimensional rotation of microscopic objects was studied. A spatially light modulator was used to create a pair of closely separated optical traps holding different parts of the same object. The pair of traps can be made revolve around each other in any plane, rotating the trapped object with them. The method has implications in the positioning and control of miniature components within the optically-driven micromachines.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor Miles and Leach, Mr Jonathan and Courtial, Dr Johannes
Authors: Bingelyte, V., Leach, J., Courtial, J., and Padgett, M.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Applied Physics Letters
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:0003-6951
ISSN (Online):1077-3118
Published Online:28 January 2003

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