iTweezers: optical micromanipulation controlled by an Apple iPad

Bowman, R.W., Gibson, G., Carberry, D., Picco, L., Miles, M. and Padgett, M.J. (2011) iTweezers: optical micromanipulation controlled by an Apple iPad. Journal of Optics, 13(4), 044002. (doi:10.1088/2040-8978/13/4/044002)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/13/4/044002

Abstract

The 3D interactive manipulation of multiple particles with holographic optical tweezers is often hampered by the control system. We use a multi-touch interface implemented on an Apple iPad to overcome many of the limitations of mouse-based control, and demonstrate an elegant and intuitive interface to multi-particle manipulation. This interface connects to the tweezers system hardware over a wireless network, allowing it to function as a remote monitor and control device.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Padgett, Professor Miles
Authors: Bowman, R.W., Gibson, G., Carberry, D., Picco, L., Miles, M., and Padgett, M.J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Optics
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN:2040-8978
ISSN (Online):2040-8986

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
566181Optical Tweezers at Long Range and High Pressure (Creativity @ Home)Miles PadgettEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/I034726/1Physics and Astronomy