BioPhotonics Workstation: a university tech transfer challenge

Jesper Glückstad, Andrew Rafael Bañas, Sandeep Tauro, Darwin Palima

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Conventional optical trapping or tweezing is often limited in the achievable trapping range because of high numerical aperture and imaging requirements. To circumvent this, we are developing a next generation BioPhotonics Workstation platform that supports extension modules through a long working distance geometry. This geometry provides three dimensional and real time manipulation of a plurality of traps facilitating precise control and a rapid response in all sorts of optical manipulation undertakings. We present ongoing research and development activities for constructing a compact next generation BioPhotonics Workstation to be applied in three-dimensional studies on regulated microbial cell growth including their underlying physiological mechanisms, in vivo characterization of cell constituents and manufacturing of nanostructures and new materials.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)809714
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation - San Diego, California, USA
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
Conference number: 8


ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation
CitySan Diego, California, USA
Period01/01/2011 → …

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  • Optical manipulation
  • Topology optimization
  • Spatial light modulator


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