Optically induced transportation of dielectric particles with fiber optic Bessel beam

Boram Joo, Sungrae Lee, Byunghwy So, Kyunghwan Oh

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Bessel beams are important for applications in optical trapping because they have non-diffracting and self-reconstructing properties. We fabricated a fiber device to generate a Bessel-like beam that is significantly more compact than a conventional bulk-optic Bessel beam generation system. Micro-scale dielectric particles in water are trapped and transported along the optical route formed by this Bessel-like beam. By controlling the speed and angular motion of the particles, we have demonstrated optically induced circulation of particles along triangular routes. This technique is applicable to the control of motion of living cells in a microscopic environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII
EditorsGabriel C. Spalding, Kishan Dholakia, Kishan Dholakia, Gabriel C. Spalding
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417142, 9781628417142
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 92015 Aug 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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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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