iTweezers: optical micromanipulation controlled by an Apple iPad

R bowman, GM Gibson, DM Carberry, L Picco, MJ Miles, MJ Padgett

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The 3D interactive manipulation of multiple particles with holographic optical tweezers is often hampered by the control system. We use a multi-touch interface implemented on an Apple iPad to overcome many of the limitations of mouse-based control, and demonstrate an elegant and intuitive interface to multi-particle manipulation. This interface connects to the tweezers system hardware over a wireless network, allowing it to function as a remote monitor and control device.
Translated title of the contributioniTweezers: optical micromanipulation controlled by an Apple iPad
Original languageEnglish
Article numberArticle Number: 044002
JournalJournal of Optics
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Publisher: IOP Publishing

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