In its standard version, our BioPhotonics Workstation (BWS) can generate multiple controllable counter-propagating beams to create real-time user-programmable optical traps for stable three-dimensional control and manipulation of a plurality of particles. The combination of the platform with microstructures fabricated by two-photon polymerization (2PP) can lead to completely new methods to communicate with micro- and nano-sized objects in 3D and potentially open enormous possibilities in nano-biophotonics applications. In this work, we demonstrate that the structures can be used as microsensors on the BWS platform by functionalizing them with silica-based sol-gel materials inside which dyes can be entrapped.
|Journal||Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Complex Light and Optical Forces V - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 26 Jan 2011 → 27 Jan 2011
Conference number: 5
|Conference||Complex Light and Optical Forces V|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||26/01/2011 → 27/01/2011|
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- Sol-gel coating
- Optical manipulation
- Optical sensor
- Two-photon polymerization
- Generalized phase contrast