Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre- Gaussian and Gaussian beams

J. E. Morris, A. E. Carruthers, M. Mazilu, P. J. Reece, T. Cizmar, P. Fischer, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We characterize a single beam supercontinuum "white light" trap and determine the trap stiffness in the transverse trapping plane. We realize a holographic white light trapping system using a spatial light modulator, and explore the generation of a dual beam trap and characterize its performance. We also demonstrate optical trapping and rotation of particles using a supercontinuum vortex beam. It is shown that orbital angular momentum can be transferred to spheres trapped in a supercontinuum vortex. Quantified rotation rates are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10117-10129
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 7

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Morris, J. E., Carruthers, A. E., Mazilu, M., Reece, P. J., Cizmar, T., Fischer, P., & Dholakia, K. (2008). Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre- Gaussian and Gaussian beams. Optics Express, 16(14), 10117-10129. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010117
Morris, J. E. ; Carruthers, A. E. ; Mazilu, M. ; Reece, P. J. ; Cizmar, T. ; Fischer, P. ; Dholakia, K. / Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre- Gaussian and Gaussian beams. In: Optics Express. 2008 ; Vol. 16, No. 14. pp. 10117-10129.
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Morris, JE, Carruthers, AE, Mazilu, M, Reece, PJ, Cizmar, T, Fischer, P & Dholakia, K 2008, 'Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre- Gaussian and Gaussian beams', Optics Express, vol. 16, no. 14, pp. 10117-10129. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010117

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In: Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 14, 07.07.2008, p. 10117-10129.

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Morris JE, Carruthers AE, Mazilu M, Reece PJ, Cizmar T, Fischer P et al. Optical micromanipulation using supercontinuum Laguerre- Gaussian and Gaussian beams. Optics Express. 2008 Jul 7;16(14):10117-10129. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010117