Miniaturized Optical Tweezers Through Fiber-End Microfabrication

Carlo Liberale, Gheorghe Cojoc, Vijayakumar Rajamanickam, Lorenzo Ferrara, Francesca Bragheri, Paolo Minzioni, Gerardo Perozziello, Patrizio Candeloro, Ilaria Cristiani, Enzo M. Di Fabrizio

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Abstract

Optical tweezers represent a powerful tool for a variety of applications both in biology and in physics, and their miniaturization and full integration is of great interest so as to reduce size (towards portable systems), and to minimize the required intervention from the operator. Optical fibers represent a natural solution to achieve this goal, and here we review the realization of single-fiber optical tweezers able to create a purely optical three-dimensional trap. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-180
Number of pages22
JournalSpringer Series in Surface Sciences
Volume56
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2014

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