Abstract

We have developed a real time interface for holographic optical tweezers where the operator’s fingertips are mapped to the positions of silica beads captured in optical traps. The beads act as the fingertips of a microhand which can be used to manipulate objects that otherwise do not lend themselves to tweezers control, e.g. objects that are strongly scattering or highly light sensitive. We illustrate the use of the microhand for the real time manipulation of micron sized chrome particles.

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2005 (4)

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2003 (2)

D. G. Grier, "A revolution in optical manipulation," Nature 424,810-816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Bingelyte, J. Leach, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, "Optically controlled three-dimensional rotation of microscopic objects," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82,829-831 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, "Dynamic holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 207,169-175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, "Multi-functional optical tweezers using computergenerated holograms," Opt. Commun. 185,77-82 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

E. R. Dufresne and D. G. Grier, "Optical tweezers arrays and optical substrates created with diffractive optics," Rev. Sci. Instr. 69,1974-1977 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1994 (2)

1992 (1)

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

Ashkin, A.

Bingelyte, V.

V. Bingelyte, J. Leach, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, "Optically controlled three-dimensional rotation of microscopic objects," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82,829-831 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkman, J. E.

Block, S. M.

Chu, S.

Cojoc, D.

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cooper, J.

Coppey-Moisan, M.

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Courtial, J.

Curtis, J.

Curtis, J. E.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, "Dynamic holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 207,169-175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Di Fabrizio, E.

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dufresne, E. R.

E. R. Dufresne and D. G. Grier, "Optical tweezers arrays and optical substrates created with diffractive optics," Rev. Sci. Instr. 69,1974-1977 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Durieux, C.

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dziedzic, J. M.

Emiliani, V.

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ferrari, E.

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Garbin, V.

V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells," Opt. Express 13,1395-1405 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gibson, G.

Grier, D. G.

D. G. Grier, "A revolution in optical manipulation," Nature 424,810-816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, "Dynamic holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 207,169-175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

E. R. Dufresne and D. G. Grier, "Optical tweezers arrays and optical substrates created with diffractive optics," Rev. Sci. Instr. 69,1974-1977 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Haist, T.

J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, "Multi-functional optical tweezers using computergenerated holograms," Opt. Commun. 185,77-82 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Reicherter, T. Haist, E. U. Wagemann, and H. J. Tiziani, "Optical particle trapping with computer generated holograms written on a liquid crystal display," Opt. Lett. 24,608-610 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Harada, Y.

Jordan, P.

Karunwi, K.

Kitamura, N.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Koshioka, M.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Koss, B. A.

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, "Dynamic holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 207,169-175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Laczik, Z. J.

Leach, J.

Liesener, J.

J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, "Multi-functional optical tweezers using computergenerated holograms," Opt. Commun. 185,77-82 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Masuhara, H.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Misawa, H.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, M.

Padgett, M. J.

Reicherter, M.

J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, "Multi-functional optical tweezers using computergenerated holograms," Opt. Commun. 185,77-82 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Reicherter, T. Haist, E. U. Wagemann, and H. J. Tiziani, "Optical particle trapping with computer generated holograms written on a liquid crystal display," Opt. Lett. 24,608-610 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, K.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Sato, S.

Schmitz, C.

Sinclair, G.

Spatz, J.

Svoboda, K.

Thomson, L.

Tiziani, H. J.

J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, "Multi-functional optical tweezers using computergenerated holograms," Opt. Commun. 185,77-82 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Reicherter, T. Haist, E. U. Wagemann, and H. J. Tiziani, "Optical particle trapping with computer generated holograms written on a liquid crystal display," Opt. Lett. 24,608-610 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wagemann, E. U.

Waseda, Y.

Wulff, K.

Zahid, M.

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, "Optical trapping of a metal-particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser-beam," Appl. Phys. Lett. 60,807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. Bingelyte, J. Leach, J. Courtial, and M. J. Padgett, "Optically controlled three-dimensional rotation of microscopic objects," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82,829-831 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Microelectron. Eng. (1)

E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, and E. Di Fabrizio, "Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers," Microelectron. Eng. 78-79,575-581 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

D. G. Grier, "A revolution in optical manipulation," Nature 424,810-816 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (2)

J. E. Curtis, B. A. Koss, and D. G. Grier, "Dynamic holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 207,169-175 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Liesener, M. Reicherter, T. Haist, and H. J. Tiziani, "Multi-functional optical tweezers using computergenerated holograms," Opt. Commun. 185,77-82 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Rev. Sci. Instr. (1)

E. R. Dufresne and D. G. Grier, "Optical tweezers arrays and optical substrates created with diffractive optics," Rev. Sci. Instr. 69,1974-1977 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The experimental configuration of the holographic optical tweezers. The plane of the SLM is positioned in the Fourier plane of the sample.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

A new approach to controlling optical tweezers. A single camera images the coordinates of white beads attached to fingertips. The position of each fingertip is mapped to the position of optical traps, providing a direct, visually controlled manipulation of microscale objects.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Split screen video sequence showing control of the microhand in the lateral and axial directions. The axial position of each silica bead (5µm diameter) is determined by the size of it’s corresponding white marker in the image. See accompanying movie, 3beads.avi (1.64MB).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Split screen video sequence of user interface and trapped beads (5µm diameter). Here, the microhand is used to select and move an irregularly shaped and opaque chrome particle. See accompanying movie, 4beads.avi (2.29MB).

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