Abstract

An optical trapping system with a single-mode lensed fiber probe inserted at an angle is built; this system is simpler and more flexible than conventional optical tweezers. Two lasers, with 632.8- and 1550-nm wavelengths, are employed to trap and manipulate yeast cells and polystyrene microspheres. Nine yeast cells are manipulated to form a letter “T.” Finally, the manipulation performed with various inclination angles, particle materials, laser wavelengths, and laser powers is analyzed experimentally.

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2004 (1)

2003 (2)

2002 (1)

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Single laser beam fiber optic trap,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 99–106 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 43–47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

1990 (1)

W. H. Wright, G. J. Sonek, Y. Tadir, and M. W. Berns, “Laser trapping in cell biology,” IEEE QE 26, 2148–2156 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, J. E. Bjorkholm, and S. Chu, “Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles,” Opt Lett. 11, 288–290 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. Ashkin, “History of optical trapping and manipulation of small-neutral particle, atom, and molecules,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 841–856 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, J. E. Bjorkholm, and S. Chu, “Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles,” Opt Lett. 11, 288–290 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Atsuta, K.

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Single laser beam fiber optic trap,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 99–106 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 43–47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Baskin, R. J.

Bernet, S.

Berns, M. W.

W. H. Wright, G. J. Sonek, Y. Tadir, and M. W. Berns, “Laser trapping in cell biology,” IEEE QE 26, 2148–2156 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkholm, J. E.

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, J. E. Bjorkholm, and S. Chu, “Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles,” Opt Lett. 11, 288–290 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, H. T.

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Chu, S.

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, J. E. Bjorkholm, and S. Chu, “Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles,” Opt Lett. 11, 288–290 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Collins, S. D.

Constable, A.

Dziedzic, J. M.

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, J. E. Bjorkholm, and S. Chu, “Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles,” Opt Lett. 11, 288–290 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Frick, M.

Hiramatsu, T.

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, T. Hiramatsu, and M. Ikeda, “Optical trapping of dielectric particle and biological cell using optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 33, 413–414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hnatovsky, C.

Howitt, D. G.

Ikeda, M.

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Single laser beam fiber optic trap,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 99–106 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 43–47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, T. Hiramatsu, and M. Ikeda, “Optical trapping of dielectric particle and biological cell using optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 33, 413–414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, and M. Ikeda, “Rotational manipulation of a yeast cell using optical fibers,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1249–1250 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J.

Li, Y. M.

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Lou, L. R.

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Lyons, E. R.

E. R. Lyons and G. J. Sonek, “Confinement and bistability in a tapered hemispherically lensed optical fiber trap,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1584–1586 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mervis, J.

Nakata, T.

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Single laser beam fiber optic trap,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 99–106 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 43–47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Prentiss, M.

Ritsch-Marte, M.

Singer, W.

Sonek, G. J.

E. R. Lyons and G. J. Sonek, “Confinement and bistability in a tapered hemispherically lensed optical fiber trap,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1584–1586 (1995).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Wright, G. J. Sonek, Y. Tadir, and M. W. Berns, “Laser trapping in cell biology,” IEEE QE 26, 2148–2156 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Z. W.

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Tadir, Y.

W. H. Wright, G. J. Sonek, Y. Tadir, and M. W. Berns, “Laser trapping in cell biology,” IEEE QE 26, 2148–2156 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Taguchi, K.

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Single laser beam fiber optic trap,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 99–106 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 43–47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, T. Hiramatsu, and M. Ikeda, “Optical trapping of dielectric particle and biological cell using optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 33, 413–414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, and M. Ikeda, “Rotational manipulation of a yeast cell using optical fibers,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1249–1250 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, R. S.

Ueno, H.

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, T. Hiramatsu, and M. Ikeda, “Optical trapping of dielectric particle and biological cell using optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 33, 413–414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, and M. Ikeda, “Rotational manipulation of a yeast cell using optical fibers,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1249–1250 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wright, W. H.

W. H. Wright, G. J. Sonek, Y. Tadir, and M. W. Berns, “Laser trapping in cell biology,” IEEE QE 26, 2148–2156 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Xu, S. H.

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Zarinetchi, F.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

E. R. Lyons and G. J. Sonek, “Confinement and bistability in a tapered hemispherically lensed optical fiber trap,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1584–1586 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, T. Hiramatsu, and M. Ikeda, “Optical trapping of dielectric particle and biological cell using optical fibre,” Electron. Lett. 33, 413–414 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, and M. Ikeda, “Rotational manipulation of a yeast cell using optical fibers,” Electron. Lett. 33, 1249–1250 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Ashkin, “History of optical trapping and manipulation of small-neutral particle, atom, and molecules,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 841–856 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE QE (1)

W. H. Wright, G. J. Sonek, Y. Tadir, and M. W. Berns, “Laser trapping in cell biology,” IEEE QE 26, 2148–2156 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

S. H. Xu, Y. M. Li, L. R. Lou, H. T. Chen, and Z. W. Sun, “Steady patterns of microparticles formed by optical tweezers,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41, 166–168 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Opt Lett. (1)

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, J. E. Bjorkholm, and S. Chu, “Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles,” Opt Lett. 11, 288–290 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 43–47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Taguchi, K. Atsuta, T. Nakata, and M. Ikeda, “Single laser beam fiber optic trap,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 33, 99–106 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig.1 .
Fig.1 .

Optical forces acting on a particle

Fig.2 .
Fig.2 .

Experimental setup. (a) He-Ne laser is employed. (b) 1550-nm laser is employed.

Fig.3 .
Fig.3 .

Yeast cell A is always trapped by the probe, and untrapped yeast B moves with the chamber bottom. (a)–(g): The nanostage moves the sample chamber in sequence in directions -y→+y→-x→+x→-z→+z. (g)–(k): Then the micromanipulator moves the fiber probe in sequence in directions +y→-y→+x→-x (observed with a 100× objective).

Fig.4 .
Fig.4 .

Nine yeast cells form a letter “T” (observed with a 40× objective).

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