Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern

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

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Abstract

Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern was investigated using optical tweezers. The particles are trapped in the interference pattern between a Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beam and a plane wave. The results show the reliability of the technique on the optical gradient force, making it applicable for rotating every particles that can be optically tweezed.

Original languageEnglish
Pagesliii-liv
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 8
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 2001 May 62001 May 11

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OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period01/5/601/5/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Paterson, L., MacDonald, M. P., Arlt, J., Volke-Sepulveda, K., Bryant, P. E., Sibbett, W., & Dholakia, K. (2001). Controlled rotation of trapped particles in a spiral interference pattern. liii-liv. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, MD, United States.