Optical tweezer arrays and optical substrates created with diffractive optics

Eric R. Dufresne, David G. Grier

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    Abstract

    We describe a simple method for creating multiple optical tweezers from a single laser beam using diffractive optical elements. As a demonstration of this technique, we have implemented a 4 X 4 square array of optical tweezers - the hexadeca tweezer. Not only will diffractively generated optical tweezers facilitate many new experiments in pure and applied physics, but they also will be useful for fabricating nanocomposite materials and devices, including photonic bandgap materials and optical circuit elements.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1974-1977
    Number of pages4
    JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
    Volume69
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation

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