Enhanced Optical Trapping

Butaite, U. G., Gibson, G. M. , Ho, Y.-L. D., Taverne, M., Taylor, J. M. and Phillips, D. B. (2020) Enhanced Optical Trapping. In: SPIE Technologies and Applications of Structured Light 2020, Yokohama, Japan, 22-24 Apr 2020, 115221I. ISBN 9781510638518 (doi:10.1117/12.2573773)

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Optical tweezers have contributed substantially to the advancement of micro-manipulation. However, they do have restrictions, mainly the limited range of materials that yield to optical trapping. Here we propose a method of employing optically trapped objects to manipulate the surrounding fluid and thus particles freely diffusing within it. We create and investigate a reconfigurable active-feedback system of optically trapped actuators, capable of manipulating translational and rotational motion of one or more nearby free objects.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibson, Dr Graham and Taylor, Dr Jonathan and Butaite, Ms Une
Authors: Butaite, U. G., Gibson, G. M., Ho, Y.-L. D., Taverne, M., Taylor, J. M., and Phillips, D. B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Published Online:15 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 SPIE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of SPIE 11522: 115221I
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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