Abstract

An optothermal tweezer was developed with a single-beam laser at 1550 nm for manipulation of colloidal microparticles. Strong absorption in water can thermally induce a localized flow, which exerts a Stokes’ drag on the particles that complements the gradient force. Long-range capturing of 6 μm polystyrene particles over ∼176 μm was observed with a tweezing power of ∼7 mW. Transportation and levitation, targeted deposition and selective levitation of particles were explored to experimentally demonstrate the versatility of the optothermal tweezer as a multipurpose particle manipulation tool.

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2010 (1)

C. B. Mast, and D. Braun, “Thermal trap for DNA replication,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 188102 (2010), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.188102.
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

R. D. Leonardo, F. Ianni, and G. Ruocco, “Colloidal attraction induced by a temperature gradient,” Langmuir 25, 4247 - 4250 (2009), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la8038335.
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

D. R. Mason, D. K. Gramotnev, and G. Gramotnev,“Thermal tweezers for manipulation of adatoms and nanoparticles on surfaces heated by interfering laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 064320 (2008), http://link.aip.org/link/JAPIAU/v104/i6/p064320/s1.
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

S. Duhr, and D. Braun, “Two-dimensional colloidal crystals formed by thermophoresis and convection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 131921 (2005), http://link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v86/i13/p131921/s1.
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

2002 (1)

D. Braun, and A. Libchaber, “Trapping of DNA by thermophoretic depletion and convection,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 188103 (2002), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.188103.
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

C. D’Helon, E. W. Dearden, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Measurement of the optical force and trapping range of a single-beam gradient optical trap for micron-sized latex spheres,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 595 – 601 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

1973 (1)

Arias-Gonzalez, J. R.

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

Ashkin, A.

Bjorkholm, J. E.

Braun, D.

C. B. Mast, and D. Braun, “Thermal trap for DNA replication,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 188102 (2010), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.188102.
[CrossRef]

S. Duhr, and D. Braun, “Two-dimensional colloidal crystals formed by thermophoresis and convection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 131921 (2005), http://link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v86/i13/p131921/s1.
[CrossRef]

D. Braun, and A. Libchaber, “Trapping of DNA by thermophoretic depletion and convection,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 188103 (2002), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.188103.
[CrossRef]

Bustamante, C.

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

Chu, S.

D’Helon, C.

C. D’Helon, E. W. Dearden, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Measurement of the optical force and trapping range of a single-beam gradient optical trap for micron-sized latex spheres,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 595 – 601 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Dearden, E. W.

C. D’Helon, E. W. Dearden, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Measurement of the optical force and trapping range of a single-beam gradient optical trap for micron-sized latex spheres,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 595 – 601 (1994).
[CrossRef]

DuBois, C.

Duhr, S.

S. Duhr, and D. Braun, “Two-dimensional colloidal crystals formed by thermophoresis and convection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 131921 (2005), http://link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v86/i13/p131921/s1.
[CrossRef]

Dziedzic, J. M.

Gittes, F.

E. J. G. Peterman, F. Gittes, and C. F. Schmidt, “Laser-induced heating in optical traps,” Biophys J. 84, 1308 –1316 (2003), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1302707/.
[CrossRef]

Gramotnev, D. K.

D. R. Mason, D. K. Gramotnev, and G. Gramotnev,“Thermal tweezers for manipulation of adatoms and nanoparticles on surfaces heated by interfering laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 064320 (2008), http://link.aip.org/link/JAPIAU/v104/i6/p064320/s1.
[CrossRef]

Gramotnev, G.

D. R. Mason, D. K. Gramotnev, and G. Gramotnev,“Thermal tweezers for manipulation of adatoms and nanoparticles on surfaces heated by interfering laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 064320 (2008), http://link.aip.org/link/JAPIAU/v104/i6/p064320/s1.
[CrossRef]

Grier, D. G.

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424, 810 – 816 (2003), http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v424/n6950/full/nature01935.html.
[CrossRef]

Hale, G. M.

Heckenberg, N. R.

C. D’Helon, E. W. Dearden, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Measurement of the optical force and trapping range of a single-beam gradient optical trap for micron-sized latex spheres,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 595 – 601 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ianni, F.

R. D. Leonardo, F. Ianni, and G. Ruocco, “Colloidal attraction induced by a temperature gradient,” Langmuir 25, 4247 - 4250 (2009), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la8038335.
[CrossRef]

Kwok, A.

Leonardo, R. D.

R. D. Leonardo, F. Ianni, and G. Ruocco, “Colloidal attraction induced by a temperature gradient,” Langmuir 25, 4247 - 4250 (2009), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la8038335.
[CrossRef]

Libchaber, A.

D. Braun, and A. Libchaber, “Trapping of DNA by thermophoretic depletion and convection,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 188103 (2002), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.188103.
[CrossRef]

Mao, H.

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

Mason, D. R.

D. R. Mason, D. K. Gramotnev, and G. Gramotnev,“Thermal tweezers for manipulation of adatoms and nanoparticles on surfaces heated by interfering laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 064320 (2008), http://link.aip.org/link/JAPIAU/v104/i6/p064320/s1.
[CrossRef]

Mast, C. B.

C. B. Mast, and D. Braun, “Thermal trap for DNA replication,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 188102 (2010), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.188102.
[CrossRef]

Peterman, E. J. G.

E. J. G. Peterman, F. Gittes, and C. F. Schmidt, “Laser-induced heating in optical traps,” Biophys J. 84, 1308 –1316 (2003), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1302707/.
[CrossRef]

Querry, M. R.

Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.

C. D’Helon, E. W. Dearden, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Measurement of the optical force and trapping range of a single-beam gradient optical trap for micron-sized latex spheres,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 595 – 601 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ruocco, G.

R. D. Leonardo, F. Ianni, and G. Ruocco, “Colloidal attraction induced by a temperature gradient,” Langmuir 25, 4247 - 4250 (2009), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la8038335.
[CrossRef]

Schiro, P.

Schmidt, C. F.

E. J. G. Peterman, F. Gittes, and C. F. Schmidt, “Laser-induced heating in optical traps,” Biophys J. 84, 1308 –1316 (2003), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1302707/.
[CrossRef]

Smith, S. B.

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

Tinoco, I.

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Duhr, and D. Braun, “Two-dimensional colloidal crystals formed by thermophoresis and convection,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 131921 (2005), http://link.aip.org/link/APPLAB/v86/i13/p131921/s1.
[CrossRef]

Biophys J. (2)

E. J. G. Peterman, F. Gittes, and C. F. Schmidt, “Laser-induced heating in optical traps,” Biophys J. 84, 1308 –1316 (2003), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1302707/.
[CrossRef]

H. Mao, J. R. Arias-Gonzalez, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco, Jr., and C. Bustamante, “Temperature control methods in a laser tweezers system,” Biophys J. 89, 1308–1316 (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15923237.
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. R. Mason, D. K. Gramotnev, and G. Gramotnev,“Thermal tweezers for manipulation of adatoms and nanoparticles on surfaces heated by interfering laser pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 064320 (2008), http://link.aip.org/link/JAPIAU/v104/i6/p064320/s1.
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

C. D’Helon, E. W. Dearden, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Measurement of the optical force and trapping range of a single-beam gradient optical trap for micron-sized latex spheres,” J. Mod. Opt. 41, 595 – 601 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Langmuir (1)

R. D. Leonardo, F. Ianni, and G. Ruocco, “Colloidal attraction induced by a temperature gradient,” Langmuir 25, 4247 - 4250 (2009), http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la8038335.
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

D. G. Grier, “A revolution in optical manipulation,” Nature 424, 810 – 816 (2003), http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v424/n6950/full/nature01935.html.
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

D. Braun, and A. Libchaber, “Trapping of DNA by thermophoretic depletion and convection,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 188103 (2002), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.188103.
[CrossRef]

C. B. Mast, and D. Braun, “Thermal trap for DNA replication,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 188102 (2010), http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.188102.
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Y. Liu and A. W. Poon, “Optothermal manipulation of colloidal microparticles,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE and Optical Society of America, San Jose, CA, 2010), JWA76, http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2010-JWA76.

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