Optical trapping for undergraduates

D. C. Appleyard, K. Y. Vandermeulen, H. Lee, M. J. Lang

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Abstract

The detailed design of a robust and inexpensive optical trap system is presented. The system features high-sensitivity back focal plane position detection, mechanically controlled specimen stage movement, and fluorescence imaging to provide broad experimental applications. Three educational experimental modules are described to cover basic concepts in optical trapping and biophysics at a level appropriate for undergraduate students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-14
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Appleyard, D. C., Vandermeulen, K. Y., Lee, H., & Lang, M. J. (2007). Optical trapping for undergraduates. American Journal of Physics, 75(1), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.2366734