Optical tweezers have contributed substantially to the advancement of micro-manipulation. However, they do have restrictions, mainly the limited range of materials that yield to optical trapping. Here we propose a method of employing optically trapped objects to manipulate the surrounding fluid and thus particles freely diffusing within it. We create and investigate a reconfigurable active-feedback system of optically trapped actuators, capable of manipulating translational and rotational motion of one or more nearby free objects.
|Title of host publication||Molecular and Nano Machines IV|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2021|
|Event||Molecular and Nano Machines IV - San Diego, United States|
Duration: 1 Aug 2021 → 5 Aug 2021
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Conference||Molecular and Nano Machines IV|
|Period||1/08/21 → 5/08/21|