Manipulation and spectroscopy of a single particle by use of white-light optical tweezers

Peng Li, Kebin Shi, Zhiwen Liu

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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, three-dimensional (3D) trapping and manipulation of microscopic objects by use of supercontinuum white light generated from photonic crystal fibers. Furthermore, we show that the supercontinuum white-light optical tweezers used have the unique capability to perform optical scattering spectroscopy of a single 3D trapped object over a broad wavelength range. These novel tweezers can potentially open a promising avenue toward simultaneous manipulation and characterization of microscopic objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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