Tilt control in optical tweezers

Masatoshi Ichikawa, Koji Kubo, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Yasuyuki Kimura

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Abstract

Laser trapping of micrometer-sized objects floating in water is investigated through the use of a tilted laser beam. With a change in the tilt direction, the orientation of the trapped object can be easily controlled when the object has an asymmetric body or nonuniform refractive index, such as nanowires, living cells, and so on. The method enables efficient orientation control under laser trapping through a simple setup. This method for tilt control may be useful for high-performance laser trapping in bioengineering and microsurgery in single living cells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010503
JournalJournal of Biomedical Optics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

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Optical tweezers
trapping
Lasers
Cells
bioengineering
lasers
floating
Nanowires
Laser beams
micrometers
Refractive index
nanowires
laser beams
refractivity
Water
water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Tilt control in optical tweezers. / Ichikawa, Masatoshi; Kubo, Koji; Yoshikawa, Kenichi; Kimura, Yasuyuki.

In: Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 010503, 01.12.2008.

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Ichikawa, M, Kubo, K, Yoshikawa, K & Kimura, Y 2008, 'Tilt control in optical tweezers', Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 13, no. 1, 010503. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2870123
Ichikawa, Masatoshi ; Kubo, Koji ; Yoshikawa, Kenichi ; Kimura, Yasuyuki. / Tilt control in optical tweezers. In: Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2008 ; Vol. 13, No. 1.
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