3D light robotics

Jesper Glückstad (Invited author), Darwin Palima (Invited author), Mark Jayson Villangca (Invited author), Andrew Bañas (Invited author)

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As celebrated by the Nobel Prize 2014 in Chemistry light-based technologies can now overcome the diffraction barrier for imaging with nanoscopic resolution by so-called super-resolution microscopy1. However, interactive investigations coupled with advanced imaging modalities at these small scale domains gradually demand the development of a new generation of disruptive tools, not only for passively observing at nanoscopic scales, but also for actively reaching into and effectively handling constituents in this size domain. This intriguing mindset has recently led to the emergence of a novel research discipline that could potentially be able to offer the full packet needed for true "active nanoscopy" by use of so-called light-driven micro-robotics or Light Robotics in short.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
EditorsBo Gu, Henry Helvajian, Alberto Piqué
Number of pages8
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2016
Article number97380A
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventLaser 3D Manufacturing III - San Francisco, California, United States
Duration: 13 Feb 201613 Feb 2016


ConferenceLaser 3D Manufacturing III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, California
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering

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  • Light-driven micro-robotics
  • Light-matter interaction
  • Nanobiophotonics
  • Optical micro-manipulation

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