Optical landscapes for the biological and nanosciences: Trapping in a new light

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Optical micro-manipulation has seen a resurgence of interest in recent years which has been due in part to new application areas and the use of tailored forms of light beams particularly using holographic optical tweezers technology. Optical landscapes using evanescent waves can hold large arrays of particles (-1000) and may be enhanced using surface plasmon interactions. Dynamics in a static 2D landscape of a Bessel beam can lead to optically induced separation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 21
EventNanomanipulation with Light - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jan 252005 Jan 26


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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