Multimode fibre as a light mode convertor: Principles and applications

Tomáš Čižmár, Kishan Dholakia

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Holographic control of randomized light opens up new ways for imaging and manipulation. We present a powerful approach towards understanding of light propagation through multimode optical fibres and control of the signal at the fibre output. We introduce an experimental geometry allowing analysis of the light transmission through the multimode fibre and subsequent beam-shaping. We show how to generate arbitrary output optical fields within the accessible field of view and range of spatial frequencies. We also show that this technology has applications in biophotonics. As an example, we demonstrate the manipulation of colloidal microparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Aug 122012 Aug 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

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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