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- Optical micromanipulations in the non-diffractive regime
- Varghese, Smitha S.; Gu, Min
- The ever-evolving topic of optical micromanipulation has established itself as a discipline over the last three decades, and is of much interest to a wide research community due to constantly emerging new applications across the various key disciplines. Performing optical manipulation using evanescent waves is termed near-field optical manipulation, which is essentially the manipulation of particles in the non-diffractive regime. The concept of the breaking of diffraction limit is the spur driving near-field optics studies, as opposed to all far field optical applications where light cannot be focused to a spot smaller than the diffraction limited value, which is about half the wavelength of light in the medium. The authors present a review of the various near-field optical manipulation techniques and then report on the observation of erythrocyte pearl chains by a near-field optical tweezer.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Micro-Photonics
- Journal of Biophotonics, Vol. 3, no. 4 (Apr 2010), pp. 207-215
- Publication year
- Diffraction limit; Evanescent waves; Near field optics; Optical tweezers
- Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
- Peer reviewed