24 April 2018 Hydrodynamic micro-manipulation using optically actuated flow control
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Proceedings Volume 10712, Optical Manipulation Conference; 107120D (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2316516
Event: SPIE Structured Light, 2018, Yokohama, Japan
Optical tweezers have played a significant role in the advancement of micro-manipulation. However, optically trappable objects are limited to a certain size and material range. To overcome these constraints, we propose a noncontact micro-manipulation technique, which uses optically trapped particles to locally manipulate the surrounding fluid and thus freely diffusing particles within it. We show that our method can be used to successfully suppress both translational and rotational Brownian motion of a free-floating object, using hydrodynamic interactions alone, in an easily reconfigurable setup.
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Une G. Butaite, Une G. Butaite, Graham Gibson, Graham Gibson, Jonathan Taylor, Jonathan Taylor, David B. Phillips, David B. Phillips, } "Hydrodynamic micro-manipulation using optically actuated flow control", Proc. SPIE 10712, Optical Manipulation Conference, 107120D (24 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2316516; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2316516


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