Abstract

We experimentally investigate white light optical trapping by generating a supercontinuum in a lead silicate fibre pumped by femtosecond pulses from a Ti:Sapphire laser near the zero-dispersion wavelength of 1030 nm, before confining the light using a microfibre half taper with a final tip diameter of 75 nm. Due to the high intensity gradient at the output, robust optical trapping is possible, as demonstrated for individual yeast cells using an average pumping power of 100 mW.

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2010 (1)

X. Feng, F. Poletti, A. Camerlingo, F. Parmigiani, P. Petropoulos, P. Horak, G. M. Ponzo, M. Petrovich, J. Shi, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, "Dispersion controlled highly nonlinear fibers for all-optical processing at telecoms wavelengths," Opt. Fib. Technol. 16, 378-391 (2010).

2007 (1)

2004 (3)

B. Washburn, S. Diddams, N. Newbury, J. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, C. G. Jørgensen, "Phase-locked, erbium-fiber-laser-based frequency comb in the near infrared," Opt. Lett. 29, 250-252 (2004).

G. Genty, M. Lehtonen, H. Ludvigsen, "Effect of cross-phase modulation on supercontinuum generated in microstructured fibers with sub-30 fs pulses," Opt. Exp. 12, 4614-4624 (2004).

J. T. Gopinath, H. M. Shen, H. Sotobayashi, E. P. Ippen, T. Hasegawa, T. Nagashima, N. Sugimoto, "Highly nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber for smooth supercontinuum generation at 1.5 μm," Opt. Exp. 12, 5697-5702 (2004).

2003 (1)

A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann, "Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers made from highly nonlinear glasses ," Appl. Phys. B 77, 227-234 (2003).

1970 (1)

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, "Emission in the region 4000 to 7000 Å via four-photon coupling in glass," Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584 -587 (1970).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann, "Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers made from highly nonlinear glasses ," Appl. Phys. B 77, 227-234 (2003).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. T. Neal, M. D. C. Charlton, G. J. Parker, C. E. Finlayson, M. C. Netti, J. J. Baumberg, "Ultrabroadband transmission measurements on waveguides of silicon-rich silicon dioxide," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4598-4600 ( 2003).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

S. Coen, A. H. L. Chau, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St. J. Russell, "Supercontinuum generation by stimulated Raman scattering and parametric four-wave mixing in photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 753-764 (2002 ).

Opt. Exp. (1)

G. Genty, M. Lehtonen, H. Ludvigsen, "Effect of cross-phase modulation on supercontinuum generated in microstructured fibers with sub-30 fs pulses," Opt. Exp. 12, 4614-4624 (2004).

Opt. Exp. (1)

J. T. Gopinath, H. M. Shen, H. Sotobayashi, E. P. Ippen, T. Hasegawa, T. Nagashima, N. Sugimoto, "Highly nonlinear bismuth-oxide fiber for smooth supercontinuum generation at 1.5 μm," Opt. Exp. 12, 5697-5702 (2004).

Opt. Fib. Technol. (1)

X. Feng, F. Poletti, A. Camerlingo, F. Parmigiani, P. Petropoulos, P. Horak, G. M. Ponzo, M. Petrovich, J. Shi, W. H. Loh, D. J. Richardson, "Dispersion controlled highly nonlinear fibers for all-optical processing at telecoms wavelengths," Opt. Fib. Technol. 16, 378-391 (2010).

Opt. Lett. (4)

P. Li, K. Shi, Z. Liu, "Manipulation and spectroscopy of a single particle by use of white-light optical tweezers," Opt. Lett. 30 , 156-158 (2005 ).

B. Washburn, S. Diddams, N. Newbury, J. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, C. G. Jørgensen, "Phase-locked, erbium-fiber-laser-based frequency comb in the near infrared," Opt. Lett. 29, 250-252 (2004).

C. Lesvigne, V. Couderc, A. Tonello, P. Leproux, A. Barthélémy, S. Lacroix, F. Druon, P. Blandin, M. Hanna, P. Georges, "Visible supercontinuum generation controlled by intermodal four-wave mixing in microstructured fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 2173-2175 (2007).

W. Drexler, U. Morgner, F. X. Kätner, C. Pitris, S. A. Boppart, X. D. Li, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, "In vivo ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 24 , 1221-1223 (1999 ).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. R. Alfano, S. L. Shapiro, "Emission in the region 4000 to 7000 Å via four-photon coupling in glass," Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584 -587 (1970).

Other (1)

J. Shah, Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Nanostructures (Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences), vol. 115 (Springer, 1999).

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