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Dual-beam optical fiber trapping platform for biophotonics applications

By Tessa M. Piñón

Abstract

Optical fiber trapping is a technique utilized for manipulating micron-sized dielectric particles such as microspheres and biological cells. In this project we describe the fabrication and particle trapping performance of a compact and inexpensive optical trapping system. We investigate the light force dynamics acting on polystyrene microspheres in such a counter-propagating beam trap--Abstract

Topics: Biological/Biosystems Engineering, Optical fibers
Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:escholarship.org/ark:/13030/qt4vs2g6j2
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