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Real-time three-dimensional optical micromanipulation of multiple particles and living cells

Rodrigo, Peter John; Daria, Vincent Ricardo; Gluckstad, Jesper

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Counterpropagating light fields provide a stationary optical potential well for a Brownian particle. Introducing variability in the relative strengths of the counterpropagating beams allows us to create a more general configuration—the optical elevator. An optical elevator dynamically controls the axial location of the potential minimum where the particle finds a stable equilibrium position. We describe the implementation of multiple real-time reconfigurable optical elevators with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-10-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/101776
Source: Optics Letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.29.002270

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