Light-driven micro-robotics with holographic 3D tracking.

Jesper Glückstad (Invited author)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Number of pages7
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2016
Article number9845-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventOptical Pattern Recognition XXVII: SPIE Conference 9845 - Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 201621 Apr 2016


ConferenceOptical Pattern Recognition XXVII
LocationBaltimore Convention Center
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, Maryland

Bibliographical note

From Session 1: Invited Session.


  • 3D micro-fabrication
  • Optical trapping
  • Optical tracking
  • Diffractive optics
  • Generalized Phase Contrast


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