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Title: Holographic optical trapping

Abstract

Holographic optical tweezers use computer-generated holograms to create arbitrary three-dimensional configurations of single-beam optical traps that are useful for capturing, moving, and transforming mesoscopic objects. Through a combination of beam-splitting, mode-forming, and adaptive wavefront correction, holographic traps can exert precisely specified and characterized forces and torques on objects ranging in size from a few nanometers to hundreds of micrometers. Offering nanometer-scale spatial resolution and real-time reconfigurability, holographic optical traps provide unsurpassed access to the microscopic world and have found applications in fundamental research, manufacturing, and materials processing.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20779266
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Optics; Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1364/AO.45.000880; (c) 2006 Optical Society of America; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BEAM SPLITTING; COMPUTERS; COOLING; CORRECTIONS; HOLOGRAPHY; OPTICS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TORQUE; TRAPPING; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Grier, David G., and Roichman, Yael. Holographic optical trapping. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.45.0.
Grier, David G., & Roichman, Yael. Holographic optical trapping. United States. doi:10.1364/AO.45.0.
Grier, David G., and Roichman, Yael. Fri . "Holographic optical trapping". United States. doi:10.1364/AO.45.0.
@article{osti_20779266,
title = {Holographic optical trapping},
author = {Grier, David G. and Roichman, Yael},
abstractNote = {Holographic optical tweezers use computer-generated holograms to create arbitrary three-dimensional configurations of single-beam optical traps that are useful for capturing, moving, and transforming mesoscopic objects. Through a combination of beam-splitting, mode-forming, and adaptive wavefront correction, holographic traps can exert precisely specified and characterized forces and torques on objects ranging in size from a few nanometers to hundreds of micrometers. Offering nanometer-scale spatial resolution and real-time reconfigurability, holographic optical traps provide unsurpassed access to the microscopic world and have found applications in fundamental research, manufacturing, and materials processing.},
doi = {10.1364/AO.45.0},
journal = {Applied Optics},
number = 5,
volume = 45,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}