Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation

Mio, C. , Gong, T., Terray, A. and Marr, D.W.M. (2000) Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation. Review of Scientific Instruments, 71(5), pp. 2196-2200. (doi:10.1063/1.1150605)

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In recent years, single-beam optical traps have been used to manipulate individual colloids and biological objects such as cells. We have implemented a rapidly scanning laser optical trap with rates as high as 1200 Hz where a single laser beam is used to trap multiple colloids simultaneously. The optics are optimized to achieve a small laser focus size and a large scanning pattern in the sample. This approach provides great pattern flexibility and, because of the use of piezoelectrics, small particles (1 μm in diameter) in low-viscosity solvents, such as water, can be readily manipulated.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mio, Dr Cristina
Authors: Mio, C., Gong, T., Terray, A., and Marr, D.W.M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:Review of Scientific Instruments
Publisher:AIP Publishing
ISSN (Online):1089-7623

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