Tailored optical landscapes for the biological and colloidal sciences

Kishan Dholakia, Michael McDonald, Gabriel Spalding

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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 using holographic optical tweezers technology. Particle dynamics in 2D and 3D light patterns and the transport properties therein are of interest. We show the ability to sort and separate biological matter in a three dimensional optical lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Jan 272004 Jan 28

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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