Dynamic array generation and pattern formation for optical tweezers

P.C. Mogensen, J. Glückstad

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    The generalised phase contrast approach is used for the generation of optical arrays of arbitrary beam shape, suitable for applications in optical tweezers for the manipulation of biological specimens. This approach offers numerous advantages over current techniques involving the use of computer-generated holograms or diffractive optical elements. We demonstrate a low-loss system for generating intensity patterns suitable for the trapping and manipulation of small particles or specimens.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number1-3
    Pages (from-to)75-81
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000


    • Optical tweezers
    • Generalised phase contrast
    • Spatial light modulators
    • Array generators


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