We report a holographic assembler workstation for optical trapping and micro-manipulation. The workstation is based on a titanium sapphire laser, making it particularly suited for biomaterials and incorporates a choice of user interfaces for different applications. The system is designed around a commercial inverted microscope and is configured such that it can be easily used by the non-specialist. We demonstrate the bio-capabilities of our system by manipulating a group of yeast cells, a single red blood cell and a single cell of the green algae colony Volvox.
|Translated title of the contribution||Holographic assembly workstation for optical manipulation|
|Pages (from-to)||044009-1 - 044009-6|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2008|