Abstract

We demonstrate the advantages of a ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulator for optical tweezer array applications. The fast switching speeds of the ferroelectric device (compared to conventional nematic systems) is shown to enable very rapid reconfiguration of trap geometries, controlled, high speed particle movement, and tweezer array multiplexing.

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Microelectronic Engineering

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

H. Dammann and K. Gortler, �??High-efficiency in-line multiple imaging by means of multiple phase holograms,�?? Opt. Commun. 3 312 (1971)
[CrossRef]

J.E. Curtis, B.A. Kes and D.G. Grier, �??Dynamic holographic optical tweezers,�?? Opt. Commun. 207, 169, (2002)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

K.M Johnson, M.A. Handschy and L.A. Pagano-Stauffer �??Optical computing and image processing with ferroelectric liquid crystals,�?? Opt. Eng. 16, 385 (1987)

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Opt. Lett.

Opt. Quantum Electron.

N.R Heckenburg, R. McDuff, C.P. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and M.J. Wegener, �??Laser beams with phase singularities,�?? Opt. Quantum Electron. 24, S951 (1992)
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

P.T. Korda, G.C. Spalding and D.G. Greir, �??Evolution of a colloidal critical state in an optical pinning potential landscape�??, Phys. Rev. B 66, 024504 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Inst.

E.R. Dufresne and D.G. Grier, �??Optical tweezer arrays and optical substrates created with diffractive optics,�?? Rev. Sci. Inst. 69, 1974, (1998)

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Other

Hamanatsu Photonics, <a href="http://www.hamamatsu.com"</a>http://www.hamamatsu.com

CRL Opto Ltd, <a href="http://www.crlopto.com">http://www.crlopto.com</a>

K. Dholakia, G. Spalding and M. MacDonald, �??Optical tweezers: the next generation,�?? Physics World 15-10 (October 2002)

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