Optical trapping for reconfigurable hydrodynamic micro-manipulation

Unė G. Būtaitė, David B. Phillips , Jonathan M. Taylor, Graham M. Gibson, Daniel Ho, Mike Taverne

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular and Nano Machines IV
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021
EventMolecular and Nano Machines IV - San Diego, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 20215 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceMolecular and Nano Machines IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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