18 January 2006 Optically driven micromachines: progress and prospects
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Abstract
The ability to exert optical torques to rotationally manipulate microparticles has developed from an interesting curiosity to seeing deployment in practical applications. Is the next step to genuine optically-driven micromachines feasible or possible? We review the progress made towards this goal, and future prospects.
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Timo A. Nieminen, Julien Higuet, Gregor G. Knöner, Vincent L. Y. Loke, Simon Parkin, Wolfgang Singer, Norman R. Heckenberg, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Optically driven micromachines: progress and prospects", Proc. SPIE 6038, Photonics: Design, Technology, and Packaging II, 603813 (18 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651760; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.651760
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Particles

Optical tweezers

Applied physics

Light scattering

Optical communications

Quantum optics

Near field optics

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