Title : Tilt control in optical tweezers

Language: English
Type: Article
Authors: Masatoshi Ichikawa, Koji Kubo, Kenichi Yoshikawa and Yasuyuki Kimura
Journal: Journal of Biomedical Optics Letters
ISSN: 1083-3668
Volume: 13
Number: 1
How Published: Open_Access
Month: 2
Year: 2008
Actual year: 2008
Pages: 1-3
doi:   10.1117/1.2870123
Abstract: Laser trapping of micrometer-sized objects floating in water is investigated through the use of a tilted laser beam. With a change in the tilt direction, the orientation of the trapped object can be easily controlled when the object has an asymmetric body or nonuniform refractive index, such as nanowires, living cells, and so on. The method enables efficient orientation control under laser trapping through a simple setup. This method for tilt control may be useful for high-performance laser trapping in bioengineering and microsurgery in single living cells. (C) 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

"Tilt control in optical tweezers"

Masatoshi Ichikawa, Koji Kubo, Kenichi Yoshikawa and Yasuyuki Kimura, Journal of Biomedical Optics Letters, 13, 1-3 (2008)