Interfering Bessel beams for optical micromanipulation

D. McGloin, V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We examine the properties of interfering high-order Bessel beams. We implement an experimental setup that allows us to realize these interferograms, using interfering Laguerre-Gaussian beams and an axicon. We demonstrate the use of such beams for controlled rotation of microscopic particles in optical tweezers and rotators. The self-healing properties of interfering Bessel beams allow the simultaneous manipulation and rotation of particles in spatially separated sample cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 15

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McGloin, D. ; Garcés-Chávez, V. ; Dholakia, K. / Interfering Bessel beams for optical micromanipulation. In: Optics Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 28, No. 8. pp. 657-659.
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In: Optics Letters, Vol. 28, No. 8, 15.04.2003, p. 657-659.

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