Optical trapping of three-dimensional structures using dynamic holograms

H. Melville, G. F. Milne, G. C. Spalding, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia, D. McGloin

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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a spatial light modulator (SLM) to facilitate the trapping of particles in three-dimensional structures through time-sharing. This method allows particles to be held in complex, three-dimensional configurations using cycling of simple holograms. Importantly, we discuss limiting factors inherent in current phase only SLM design for applications in both optical tweezing and atom trapping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3562-3567
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume11
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Melville, H., Milne, G. F., Spalding, G. C., Sibbett, W., Dholakia, K., & McGloin, D. (2003). Optical trapping of three-dimensional structures using dynamic holograms. Optics Express, 11(26), 3562-3567. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.003562