20 November 2008 Mechanical effects of interference light field on dielectric microparticles
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Proceedings Volume 7141, 16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 714112 (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.822383
Event: 16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2008, Polanica Zdroj, Poland
Abstract
We demonstrate optical manipulation with micrometer-sized dielectric particles. Instead of well-known optical tweezers we use complex interference pattern (so-called optical landscape) to trap and confine polymer microspheres in maxima and minima of optical intensity. The optical pattern is created by interference of two or three beams, respectively, which results in interference fringes or hexagonal interference structure. Multiple beam setup uses spatial light modulator to divide incoming laser beam into several directions by diffraction on the phase grating. Small particles are trapped in maxima of intensity, while larger particles are attracted by neighbouring maxima and are confined in minima of intensity with their center.
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Petr Jákl, Petr Jákl, Mojmír Šerý, Mojmír Šerý, Pavel Zemánek, Pavel Zemánek, } "Mechanical effects of interference light field on dielectric microparticles", Proc. SPIE 7141, 16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 714112 (20 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822383; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.822383
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