Optical aberration compensation in a multiplexed optical trapping system

T. Čižimár, H. I.C. Dalgarno, P. C. Ashok, F. J. Gunn-Moore, K. Dholakia

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In this paper we discuss optical aberrations within a multiplexed optical trapping system. We analyze two of the most powerful methods for optical trap multiplexing: time-shared beam steering and holographic beam shaping in a tandem system with an acousto-optic deflector and spatial light modulator. We show how to isolate and correct for the aberrations introduced by these individual optical components using the spatial light modulator and demonstrate the enhancement this provides to optical trapping.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044008
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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