We recently pioneered the concept of ligh-driven micro-robotics including the new and disruptive 3D-printed micro-tools coined Wave-guided Optical Waveguides that can be real-time optically trapped and “remote-controlled” in a volume with six-degrees-of-freedom. To be exploring the full potential of this new drone-like 3D light robotics approach in challenging microscopic geometries requires a versatile and real-time reconfigurable light coupling that can dynamically track a plurality of “light robots” in 3D to ensure continuous optimal light coupling on the fly. Our latest developments in this new and exciting area will be reviewed in this invited paper.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publisher||SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII: SPIE Conference 9845 - Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
Duration: 17 Apr 2016 → 21 Apr 2016
|Conference||Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII|
|Location||Baltimore Convention Center|
|Period||17/04/2016 → 21/04/2016|
Bibliographical noteFrom Session 1: Invited Session.
- 3D micro-fabrication
- Optical trapping
- Optical tracking
- Diffractive optics
- Generalized Phase Contrast