Abstract

We report the implementation of a multitouch console for control of a holographic optical tweezers system. This innovative interface enables the independent but simultaneous interactive control of numerous optical traps by multiple users, overcoming the limitations of traditional interfaces and placing the full power of holographic optical tweezing into the operators’ hands.

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2008 (3)

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, S. Keen, A. J. Wright, and M. J. Padgett, "Measuring the accuracy of particle position and force in optical tweezers using high-speed video microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14,561-14,570 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (3)

J. P. Reid, H. Meresman, L. Mitchem, and R. Symes, "Spectroscopic studies of the size and composition of single aerosol droplets," Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 26, 139 - 192 (2007).
[CrossRef]

I.-Y. Park, S.-Y. Sung, J.-H. Lee, and Y.-G. Lee, "Manufacturing micro-scale structures by an optical tweezers system controlled by five finger tips," J. Micromech. Microeng. 17, N82-N89 (2007).
[CrossRef]

G. Gibson, L. Barron, F. Beck, G. Whyte, and M. Padgett, "Optically controlled grippers for manipulating micron-sized particles," New J. Phys. 9, 14 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

G. Whyte, G. Gibson, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Robert, and M. Miles, "An optical trapped microhand for manipulating micron-sized objects," Opt. Express 14, 12,497-12,502 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. R. Perch-Nielsen, P. J. Rodrigo, C. A. Alonzo, and J. Gluckstad, "Autonomous and 3D real-time multi-beam manipulation in a microfluidic environment," Opt. Express 14, 12,199-12,205 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Leach, K. Wulff, G. Sinclair, P. Jordan, J. Courtial, L. Thomson, G. Gibson, K. Karunwi, J. Cooper, Z. J. Laczik, and M. Padgett, "Interactive approach to optical tweezers control," Appl. Opt. 45, 897-903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

K. C. Neuman and S. M. Block, "Optical trapping," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2787-2809 (2004).
[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 (3)

C. Mio, T. Gong, A. Terray, and D. W. M. Marr, "Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 2196-2200 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. Bustamante, J. C. Macosko, and G. J. L. Wuite, "Grabbing the cat by the tail: manipulating molecules one by one," Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell. Biol. 1, 130-136 (2000).
[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]

1999 (2)

1996 (1)

J. Gluckstad, "Phase contrast image synthesis," Opt. Commun. 130, 225-230 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

A. Ashkin and J. M. Dziedzic, "Internal cell manipulation using infrared laser traps," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86, 7914-7918 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

Alonzo, C. A.

I. R. Perch-Nielsen, P. J. Rodrigo, C. A. Alonzo, and J. Gluckstad, "Autonomous and 3D real-time multi-beam manipulation in a microfluidic environment," Opt. Express 14, 12,199-12,205 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ashkin, A.

Barron, L.

G. Gibson, L. Barron, F. Beck, G. Whyte, and M. Padgett, "Optically controlled grippers for manipulating micron-sized particles," New J. Phys. 9, 14 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Beck, F.

G. Gibson, L. Barron, F. Beck, G. Whyte, and M. Padgett, "Optically controlled grippers for manipulating micron-sized particles," New J. Phys. 9, 14 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Benito, D. C.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkholm, J. E.

Blackburn, P.

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Block, S. M.

K. C. Neuman and S. M. Block, "Optical trapping," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2787-2809 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bustamante, C.

C. Bustamante, J. C. Macosko, and G. J. L. Wuite, "Grabbing the cat by the tail: manipulating molecules one by one," Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell. Biol. 1, 130-136 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Carberry, D. M.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chu, S.

Cooper, J.

J. Leach, K. Wulff, G. Sinclair, P. Jordan, J. Courtial, L. Thomson, G. Gibson, K. Karunwi, J. Cooper, Z. J. Laczik, and M. Padgett, "Interactive approach to optical tweezers control," Appl. Opt. 45, 897-903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Courtial, 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]

Dam, J.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

Dziedzic, J. M.

Friese, M. E. J.

Gibson, G.

G. Gibson, L. Barron, F. Beck, G. Whyte, and M. Padgett, "Optically controlled grippers for manipulating micron-sized particles," New J. Phys. 9, 14 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Leach, K. Wulff, G. Sinclair, P. Jordan, J. Courtial, L. Thomson, G. Gibson, K. Karunwi, J. Cooper, Z. J. Laczik, and M. Padgett, "Interactive approach to optical tweezers control," Appl. Opt. 45, 897-903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Whyte, G. Gibson, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Robert, and M. Miles, "An optical trapped microhand for manipulating micron-sized objects," Opt. Express 14, 12,497-12,502 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gibson, G. M.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, S. Keen, A. J. Wright, and M. J. Padgett, "Measuring the accuracy of particle position and force in optical tweezers using high-speed video microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14,561-14,570 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Girkin, J.

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gluckstad, J.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

I. R. Perch-Nielsen, P. J. Rodrigo, C. A. Alonzo, and J. Gluckstad, "Autonomous and 3D real-time multi-beam manipulation in a microfluidic environment," Opt. Express 14, 12,199-12,205 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Gluckstad, "Phase contrast image synthesis," Opt. Commun. 130, 225-230 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Goksor, M.

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gong, T.

C. Mio, T. Gong, A. Terray, and D. W. M. Marr, "Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 2196-2200 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Grier, D. G.

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

Hanna, S.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hanstorp, D.

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Heckenberg, N. R.

Isaacs, N.

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jordan, P.

J. Leach, K. Wulff, G. Sinclair, P. Jordan, J. Courtial, L. Thomson, G. Gibson, K. Karunwi, J. Cooper, Z. J. Laczik, and M. Padgett, "Interactive approach to optical tweezers control," Appl. Opt. 45, 897-903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Karunwi, K.

Keen, S.

G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, S. Keen, A. J. Wright, and M. J. Padgett, "Measuring the accuracy of particle position and force in optical tweezers using high-speed video microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14,561-14,570 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keiding, S.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

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.

G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, S. Keen, A. J. Wright, and M. J. Padgett, "Measuring the accuracy of particle position and force in optical tweezers using high-speed video microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14,561-14,570 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Leach, K. Wulff, G. Sinclair, P. Jordan, J. Courtial, L. Thomson, G. Gibson, K. Karunwi, J. Cooper, Z. J. Laczik, and M. Padgett, "Interactive approach to optical tweezers control," Appl. Opt. 45, 897-903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Whyte, G. Gibson, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Robert, and M. Miles, "An optical trapped microhand for manipulating micron-sized objects," Opt. Express 14, 12,497-12,502 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lee, J.-H.

I.-Y. Park, S.-Y. Sung, J.-H. Lee, and Y.-G. Lee, "Manufacturing micro-scale structures by an optical tweezers system controlled by five finger tips," J. Micromech. Microeng. 17, N82-N89 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Y.-G.

I.-Y. Park, S.-Y. Sung, J.-H. Lee, and Y.-G. Lee, "Manufacturing micro-scale structures by an optical tweezers system controlled by five finger tips," J. Micromech. Microeng. 17, N82-N89 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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]

Macosko, J. C.

C. Bustamante, J. C. Macosko, and G. J. L. Wuite, "Grabbing the cat by the tail: manipulating molecules one by one," Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell. Biol. 1, 130-136 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Marr, D. W. M.

C. Mio, T. Gong, A. Terray, and D. W. M. Marr, "Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 2196-2200 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Meresman, H.

J. P. Reid, H. Meresman, L. Mitchem, and R. Symes, "Spectroscopic studies of the size and composition of single aerosol droplets," Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 26, 139 - 192 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Miles, M.

G. Whyte, G. Gibson, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Robert, and M. Miles, "An optical trapped microhand for manipulating micron-sized objects," Opt. Express 14, 12,497-12,502 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Miles, M. J.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mio, C.

C. Mio, T. Gong, A. Terray, and D. W. M. Marr, "Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 2196-2200 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mitchem, L.

J. P. Reid, H. Meresman, L. Mitchem, and R. Symes, "Spectroscopic studies of the size and composition of single aerosol droplets," Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 26, 139 - 192 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Neuman, K. C.

K. C. Neuman and S. M. Block, "Optical trapping," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 2787-2809 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, M.

G. Gibson, L. Barron, F. Beck, G. Whyte, and M. Padgett, "Optically controlled grippers for manipulating micron-sized particles," New J. Phys. 9, 14 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
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Padgett, M. J.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
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G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, S. Keen, A. J. Wright, and M. J. Padgett, "Measuring the accuracy of particle position and force in optical tweezers using high-speed video microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14,561-14,570 (2008).
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Palima, D.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

Park, I.-Y.

I.-Y. Park, S.-Y. Sung, J.-H. Lee, and Y.-G. Lee, "Manufacturing micro-scale structures by an optical tweezers system controlled by five finger tips," J. Micromech. Microeng. 17, N82-N89 (2007).
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Perch-Nielsen, I.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

Perch-Nielsen, I. R.

I. R. Perch-Nielsen, P. J. Rodrigo, C. A. Alonzo, and J. Gluckstad, "Autonomous and 3D real-time multi-beam manipulation in a microfluidic environment," Opt. Express 14, 12,199-12,205 (2006).
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D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
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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).
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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).
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J. P. Reid, H. Meresman, L. Mitchem, and R. Symes, "Spectroscopic studies of the size and composition of single aerosol droplets," Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 26, 139 - 192 (2007).
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G. Whyte, G. Gibson, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Robert, and M. Miles, "An optical trapped microhand for manipulating micron-sized objects," Opt. Express 14, 12,497-12,502 (2006).
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I. R. Perch-Nielsen, P. J. Rodrigo, C. A. Alonzo, and J. Gluckstad, "Autonomous and 3D real-time multi-beam manipulation in a microfluidic environment," Opt. Express 14, 12,199-12,205 (2006).
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Simpson, S. H.

D. C. Benito, D. M. Carberry, S. H. Simpson, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, J. G. Rarity, M. J. Miles, and S. Hanna, "Constructing 3D crystal templates for photonic band gap materials using holographic optical tweezers," Opt. Express 16, 13,005-13,015 (2008).
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Sinclair, G.

Stapelfeldt, H.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

Sung, S.-Y.

I.-Y. Park, S.-Y. Sung, J.-H. Lee, and Y.-G. Lee, "Manufacturing micro-scale structures by an optical tweezers system controlled by five finger tips," J. Micromech. Microeng. 17, N82-N89 (2007).
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J. P. Reid, H. Meresman, L. Mitchem, and R. Symes, "Spectroscopic studies of the size and composition of single aerosol droplets," Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 26, 139 - 192 (2007).
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C. Mio, T. Gong, A. Terray, and D. W. M. Marr, "Design of a scanning laser optical trap for multiparticle manipulation," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 2196-2200 (2000).
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H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

Thomson, L.

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

Ulriksen, H.

H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

Wagemann, E. U.

Whyte, G.

G. Gibson, L. Barron, F. Beck, G. Whyte, and M. Padgett, "Optically controlled grippers for manipulating micron-sized particles," New J. Phys. 9, 14 (2007).
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G. Whyte, G. Gibson, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Robert, and M. Miles, "An optical trapped microhand for manipulating micron-sized objects," Opt. Express 14, 12,497-12,502 (2006).
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P. Jordan, J. Leach, M. Padgett, P. Blackburn, N. Isaacs, M. Goksor, D. Hanstorp, A. Wright, J. Girkin, and J. Cooper, "Creating permanent 3D arrangements of isolated cells using holographic optical tweezers," Lab on a Chip 5, 1224-1228 (2005).
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G. M. Gibson, J. Leach, S. Keen, A. J. Wright, and M. J. Padgett, "Measuring the accuracy of particle position and force in optical tweezers using high-speed video microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 14,561-14,570 (2008).
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H. Ulriksen, J. Thøgersen, S. Keiding, I. Perch-Nielsen, J. Dam, D. Palima, H. Stapelfeldt, and J. Gluckstad, "Independent trapping, manipulation and characterization by an all-optical biophotonics workstation," J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 3, 08,034 (2008).

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I.-Y. Park, S.-Y. Sung, J.-H. Lee, and Y.-G. Lee, "Manufacturing micro-scale structures by an optical tweezers system controlled by five finger tips," J. Micromech. Microeng. 17, N82-N89 (2007).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) The basic principle behind frustrated total internal reflection on a multitouch table is shown. A PMMA waveguide is edge-illuminated with 880 nm LEDs, and the light saturates the table via total internal reflection. The blue layer represents a diffusive layer of paper coated with silicone rubber. When a user presses a finger on the surface the diffusive layer scatters the light downward where it is collected by a CCD camera. (b) An example of the image seen by the blob tracking software. Scattered light from the user’s fingers appears as white spots against a dark background.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

A schematic of the combined holographic optical tweezers and multitouch table. The components of the multitouch table are within the dashed line on the right hand side of the image, while a brief optics layout is displayed on the left. An overlay in the upper right corner shows an example image detected by CCD2. This is processed so that the centres of the spots can be detected and passed in their x,y coordinates to the interface computer. The interface computer displays the image obtained with CCD1, adds overlays showing where the user’s fingers were detected, and then calculates and stores locations of optical traps before passing control to the hologram calculation machine. A second overlay on the left of the image shows an example of the hologram generated. Visual feedback is immediately available to the user via the live microscope feed.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The multitouch console in action: two users interact with the system to reposition groups of SiO2 spheres. Further detail is given in Fig. 7.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

A user creates an optical trap by touching the screen at any desired location over the live video feed. Optical traps follow the user’s fingertips as they move over the surface. When the user removes his or her fingers the optical traps are destroyed. By pressing one of the buttons the traps are made persistent, or classified as a group. Seen here two 3 μm silica microspheres are trapped and manipulated, individually and then together, demonstrating both temporary and persistent operating modes (Media 1).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The group transformation algorithms in action: a group of three 3 μm SiO2 spheres are optically trapped and the resulting triangle is transformed using two fingers. As seen translations, rotations and scales can all be performed sequentially or simultaneously - an advantage over virtually all other interfaces (Media 2).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

A CdS rod is optically trapped using the multitouch. Being able to place two traps at either end of the rod allows the user to quickly trap and control the rod (Media 3).

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Three groups of microspheres are manipulated by two users simulataneously, showing functionality not possible with more traditional interfaces (Media 4).

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