3D manipulation of particles into crystal structures using holographic optical tweezers

Leach, J., Sinclair, G., Jordan, P., Courtial, J. , Padgett, M. J. , Cooper, J. and Laczik, Z. J. (2004) 3D manipulation of particles into crystal structures using holographic optical tweezers. Optics Express, 12(1), pp. 220-226. (doi:10.1364/OPEX.12.000220)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.000220

Abstract

We have developed holographic optical tweezers that can manipulate many particles simultaneously in three dimensions in order to create micro-crystal structures that extend over many tens of microns. The technique uses specific hologram-design algorithms to create structures that can be dynamically scaled or rotated about arbitrary axes. We believe the generation and control of pre-determined crystal-like structures have significant potential in fields as diverse as photonic-crystal construction, seeding of biological tissue growth and creation of metrological standards within nanotechnology.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Padgett, Professor Miles and Leach, Mr Jonathan
Authors: Leach, J., Sinclair, G., Jordan, P., Courtial, J., Padgett, M. J., Cooper, J., and Laczik, Z. J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087

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