Holographic assembly workstation for optical manipulation

G Gibson, DM Carberry, G Whyte, J Leach, J Courtial, JC Jackson, D Robert, MJ Miles, M Padgett

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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 contributionHolographic assembly workstation for optical manipulation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)044009-1 - 044009-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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