Interference patterns for advanced optical micromanipulation

Kishan Dholakia

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Optical micro-manipulation has seen a resurgence of interest in recent years which has been due in part to new application areas and the use of tailored forms of light beams particularly intereference patterns of light. Particle dynamics in 2D and 3D light patterns and the transport properties therein are of interest. As examples, I show the ability to sort and separate biological matter in a three dimensional optical lattice and also dynamics in a Bessel light beam which can be considered as a set of concentric rings created by interference.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventInterferometry XII: Techniques and Analysis - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2004 Aug 22004 Aug 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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