Controlled construction, rotation and translation of 3-dimensional, optically trapped structures

M. P. MacDonald, L. Paterson, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia, K. Volke-Sepulveda

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Abstract

The concept of optical trapping and manipulation of Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beams was extended by overlapping two LG modes of opposite phase helicity to create an interference pattern. The pattern consisted of a set of bright spot. It was found that, three dimensional structures can be built up by creating stacks of micro-spheres in each of the bright spots in the pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2002 May 192002 May 24

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OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period02/5/1902/5/24

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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MacDonald, M. P., Paterson, L., Arlt, J., Sibbett, W., Dholakia, K., & Volke-Sepulveda, K. (2002). Controlled construction, rotation and translation of 3-dimensional, optically trapped structures. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002), Long Beach, CA, United States.