Abstract

We present an abruptly tapered twin-core fiber optical tweezers, which is fabricated by fusing and drawing the twin-core fiber. In the twin-core fiber, the two beams are guided by the tapered fiber. At the end of the fiber tip, a larger converge angle between the two beams are made due to the abrupt tapered shape, which is formed a fast divergent optical field. The microscopic particle trapping performance of this special designed tapered twin-core fiber tip is investigated. The functionality of the proposed novel twin-core fiber optical tweezers is extended since an in-fiber integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer has been used to control orientation of the trapped particle. The distribution of the optical field emerging from the tapered fiber tip is simulated based on the beam propagation method (BPM). By using this two-beam combination technique, a strong enough gradient forces well is obtained for microscopic particles trapping in three dimensions. The abruptly tapered twin-core fiber optical tweezers is rigid and easy to handle, especially useful for building up a multi-tweezers system for trapping and manipulating micro-scale particles.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]

2007

G. Brambilla and F. Xu, "Adiabatic submicrometric tapers for optical tweezers," Electron. Lett. 43, 204-206 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

Z. H. Liu, C. K. Guo, J. Yang, and L. B. Yuan, "Tapered fiber optical tweezers for microscopic particle trapping: fabrication and application," Opt. Exp. 14, 12510-12516 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Yuan, Z. H. Liu, and J. Yang, "Coupling characteristics between single-core fiber and multicore fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 3237-3239 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

C. Jensen-McMullin, H. P. Lee, and E. R. Lyons, "Demonstration of trapping, motion control, sensing and. fluorescence detection of polystyrene beads in a multi-fiber optical trap," Opt. Exp. 13, 2634-2642 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

M. Ikeda, K. Tanaka, and M. Kittaka, "Tanaka, M. & Shohata, T. Rotational manipulation of a symmetrical plastic micro-object using fiber optic trapping," Opt. Commun. 239, 103-108 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Z. Hu, J. Wang, and J. Liang, "Manipulation and arrangement of biological and dielectric particles by a. lensed fiber probe," Opt. Exp. 12, 4123-4128 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

D. G. Grier, "A revolution in optical manipulation," Nature 424, 21-27 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. S. Taylor and C. Hantovsky, "Particle trapping in 3-D using a single fiber probe with an annular light. Distribution," Opt. Exp. 11, 2775-2782 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

N. Malagnino, G. Pesce, A. Sasso, E. Arimondo, "Measurement of trapping efficiency and stiffness in optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 214, 15-24 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. P. MacDonald, L. Paterson, K. Volke-Sepulveda, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Creation and enhanced manipulation of 3-dimensional optically trapped structures," Science,  296, 1101-1103 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Eriksen, P. C. Mogensen, and J. Gluckstad, "Multiple-beam optical tweezers generated by the generalized phase-contrast method," Opt. Lett. 27, 267-269 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Optical micromanipulation using a Bessel light beam, " Opt. Commun. 197, 239-245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, P. Dietl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Combined optical tweezers and optical stretcher in microscopy," SPIE 4434, 227-232 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. Galajda and P. Ormos, "Complex micromachines produced and driven by light," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 249-251 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. Paterson, M. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled Rotation of Optically Trapped Microscopic Particles," Science 292, 912-912 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. R. Dufresne, G. C. Spalding, M. T. Dearing, S. A. Sheets, and D. G. Grier, "Computer-generated holographic optical tweezer arrays," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 1810-1816 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

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]

1999

E. Higurashi, R. Sawada, and T. Ito, "Optically induced angular alignment of trapped birefringent micro-objects by linearly polarized light," Phys. Rev. E 59, 3676-3681 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. Zemanek, A. Jonas, L. Sramek, and M. Liska, "Optical trapping of nanoparticles and microparticles using Gaussian standing wave," Opt. Lett. 24, 1448-1450 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Optical alignment and spinning of laser-trapped microscopic particles," Nature 394, 348-359 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

K. Taguchi, H. Ueno, "Hiramatsu, T. & Ikeda, M. Optical trapping of dielectric particle and biological cell using optical fiber," 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]

S. D. Collins, E. Sidick, A. Knoesen and R.J. Baskin, "Micromachined optical trap for use as a microcytology workstation," SPIE 2978, 69-74 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "The mechanical equivalence of the spin and orbital angular momentum of light: an optical spanner," Opt. Lett. 22, 52-54 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995

O. Muller, M. Schliwa, and H. Felgner, "Calibration of light forces in optical tweezers," Appl. Opt. 34, 977-980 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

1993

1990

C. Youngchul and D. Nadr, "An assessment of finite difference beam propagation method," IEEE J Quantum Electron. 26, 1335-1338 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1987

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, and T. Yamane, "Optical trapping and manipulation of single cells using infrared laser beams," Nature 330, 769-771 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986

Allen, L.

Arimondo, E.

N. Malagnino, G. Pesce, A. Sasso, E. Arimondo, "Measurement of trapping efficiency and stiffness in optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 214, 15-24 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Arlt, J.

M. P. MacDonald, L. Paterson, K. Volke-Sepulveda, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Creation and enhanced manipulation of 3-dimensional optically trapped structures," Science,  296, 1101-1103 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Paterson, M. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled Rotation of Optically Trapped Microscopic Particles," Science 292, 912-912 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Optical micromanipulation using a Bessel light beam, " Opt. Commun. 197, 239-245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ashkin, A.

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, and T. Yamane, "Optical trapping and manipulation of single cells using infrared laser beams," Nature 330, 769-771 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, "Levitation of a microscopic object using plural optical fibers," Opt. Commun. 176, 43-47 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Baskin, R.J.

S. D. Collins, E. Sidick, A. Knoesen and R.J. Baskin, "Micromachined optical trap for use as a microcytology workstation," SPIE 2978, 69-74 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Bernet, S.

W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, P. Dietl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Combined optical tweezers and optical stretcher in microscopy," SPIE 4434, 227-232 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkholm, J. E.

Brambilla, G.

G. Brambilla and F. Xu, "Adiabatic submicrometric tapers for optical tweezers," Electron. Lett. 43, 204-206 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bryant, P. E.

L. Paterson, M. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled Rotation of Optically Trapped Microscopic Particles," Science 292, 912-912 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chu, S.

Collins, S. D.

S. D. Collins, E. Sidick, A. Knoesen and R.J. Baskin, "Micromachined optical trap for use as a microcytology workstation," SPIE 2978, 69-74 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Constable, A.

Dearing, M. T.

E. R. Dufresne, G. C. Spalding, M. T. Dearing, S. A. Sheets, and D. G. Grier, "Computer-generated holographic optical tweezer arrays," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 1810-1816 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dholakia, K.

M. P. MacDonald, L. Paterson, K. Volke-Sepulveda, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Creation and enhanced manipulation of 3-dimensional optically trapped structures," Science,  296, 1101-1103 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Paterson, M. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled Rotation of Optically Trapped Microscopic Particles," Science 292, 912-912 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Optical micromanipulation using a Bessel light beam, " Opt. Commun. 197, 239-245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, "The mechanical equivalence of the spin and orbital angular momentum of light: an optical spanner," Opt. Lett. 22, 52-54 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dietl, P.

W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, P. Dietl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Combined optical tweezers and optical stretcher in microscopy," SPIE 4434, 227-232 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dufresne, E. R.

E. R. Dufresne, G. C. Spalding, M. T. Dearing, S. A. Sheets, and D. G. Grier, "Computer-generated holographic optical tweezer arrays," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 1810-1816 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dziedzic, J. M.

A. Ashkin, J. M. Dziedzic, and T. Yamane, "Optical trapping and manipulation of single cells using infrared laser beams," Nature 330, 769-771 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Eriksen, R. L.

Felgner, H.

Frick, M.

W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, P. Dietl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Combined optical tweezers and optical stretcher in microscopy," SPIE 4434, 227-232 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Friese, M. E. J.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Optical alignment and spinning of laser-trapped microscopic particles," Nature 394, 348-359 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Galajda, P.

P. Galajda and P. Ormos, "Complex micromachines produced and driven by light," Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 249-251 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Garces-Chavez, V.

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Optical micromanipulation using a Bessel light beam, " Opt. Commun. 197, 239-245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gluckstad, J.

Grier, D. G.

D. G. Grier, "A revolution in optical manipulation," Nature 424, 21-27 (2003).
[CrossRef]

E. R. Dufresne, G. C. Spalding, M. T. Dearing, S. A. Sheets, and D. G. Grier, "Computer-generated holographic optical tweezer arrays," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 1810-1816 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Guo, C. K.

Z. H. Liu, C. K. Guo, J. Yang, and L. B. Yuan, "Tapered fiber optical tweezers for microscopic particle trapping: fabrication and application," Opt. Exp. 14, 12510-12516 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Haller, T.

W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, P. Dietl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Combined optical tweezers and optical stretcher in microscopy," SPIE 4434, 227-232 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hantovsky, C.

R. S. Taylor and C. Hantovsky, "Particle trapping in 3-D using a single fiber probe with an annular light. Distribution," Opt. Exp. 11, 2775-2782 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Heckenberg, N. R.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Optical alignment and spinning of laser-trapped microscopic particles," Nature 394, 348-359 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Higurashi, E.

E. Higurashi, R. Sawada, and T. Ito, "Optically induced angular alignment of trapped birefringent micro-objects by linearly polarized light," Phys. Rev. E 59, 3676-3681 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hu, Z.

Z. Hu, J. Wang, and J. Liang, "Manipulation and arrangement of biological and dielectric particles by a. lensed fiber probe," Opt. Exp. 12, 4123-4128 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ikeda, M.

M. Ikeda, K. Tanaka, and M. Kittaka, "Tanaka, M. & Shohata, T. Rotational manipulation of a symmetrical plastic micro-object using fiber optic trapping," Opt. Commun. 239, 103-108 (2004).
[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, and M. Ikeda, "Rotational manipulation of a yeast cell using optical fibers," Electron. Lett. 33, 1249-1250 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ito, T.

E. Higurashi, R. Sawada, and T. Ito, "Optically induced angular alignment of trapped birefringent micro-objects by linearly polarized light," Phys. Rev. E 59, 3676-3681 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jensen-McMullin, C.

C. Jensen-McMullin, H. P. Lee, and E. R. Lyons, "Demonstration of trapping, motion control, sensing and. fluorescence detection of polystyrene beads in a multi-fiber optical trap," Opt. Exp. 13, 2634-2642 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jonas, A.

Kim, J.

Kittaka, M.

M. Ikeda, K. Tanaka, and M. Kittaka, "Tanaka, M. & Shohata, T. Rotational manipulation of a symmetrical plastic micro-object using fiber optic trapping," Opt. Commun. 239, 103-108 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Knoesen, A.

S. D. Collins, E. Sidick, A. Knoesen and R.J. Baskin, "Micromachined optical trap for use as a microcytology workstation," SPIE 2978, 69-74 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H. P.

C. Jensen-McMullin, H. P. Lee, and E. R. Lyons, "Demonstration of trapping, motion control, sensing and. fluorescence detection of polystyrene beads in a multi-fiber optical trap," Opt. Exp. 13, 2634-2642 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liang, J.

Z. Hu, J. Wang, and J. Liang, "Manipulation and arrangement of biological and dielectric particles by a. lensed fiber probe," Opt. Exp. 12, 4123-4128 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Liska, M.

Liu, Z. H.

L. B. Yuan, Z. H. Liu, and J. Yang, "Coupling characteristics between single-core fiber and multicore fiber," Opt. Lett. 31, 3237-3239 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. H. Liu, C. K. Guo, J. Yang, and L. B. Yuan, "Tapered fiber optical tweezers for microscopic particle trapping: fabrication and application," Opt. Exp. 14, 12510-12516 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lyons, E. R.

C. Jensen-McMullin, H. P. Lee, and E. R. Lyons, "Demonstration of trapping, motion control, sensing and. fluorescence detection of polystyrene beads in a multi-fiber optical trap," Opt. Exp. 13, 2634-2642 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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

MacDonald, M.

L. Paterson, M. MacDonald, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, P. E. Bryant, and K. Dholakia, "Controlled Rotation of Optically Trapped Microscopic Particles," Science 292, 912-912 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

MacDonald, M. P.

M. P. MacDonald, L. Paterson, K. Volke-Sepulveda, J. Arlt, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, "Creation and enhanced manipulation of 3-dimensional optically trapped structures," Science,  296, 1101-1103 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Malagnino, N.

N. Malagnino, G. Pesce, A. Sasso, E. Arimondo, "Measurement of trapping efficiency and stiffness in optical tweezers," Opt. Commun. 214, 15-24 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mervis, J.

Mogensen, P. C.

Muller, O.

Nadr, D.

C. Youngchul and D. Nadr, "An assessment of finite difference beam propagation method," IEEE J Quantum Electron. 26, 1335-1338 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Nakata, T.

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]

Nieminen, T. A.

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E. R. Dufresne, G. C. Spalding, M. T. Dearing, S. A. Sheets, and D. G. Grier, "Computer-generated holographic optical tweezer arrays," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 1810-1816 (2001).
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W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, P. Dietl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, "Combined optical tweezers and optical stretcher in microscopy," SPIE 4434, 227-232 (2001).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The abrupt twin-core fiber taper profile and the two beams radiation simulation result by BMP (beam propagation method).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

The configuration of the twin-core fiber optical tweezers.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The far-field radiation intensity distribution at the tapered twin-core fiber tip with input intensity of the two cores ratio is 1:1.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The far-field radiation intensity distribution at the tapered twin-core fiber tip with input intensity of the two cores ratio is 1: 3.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experimental set-up and working principle of the twin-core fiber optical tweezers.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Image of the twin-core tapered fiber optical tweezers manufactured by heating and drawing with an abruptly tapered profile tip for trapping small particles.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Calibration result of optical power vs. the trapping force.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

(19Mb) The real-time movie showing that an elliptic yeast cell was trapped by the twin-core tapered fiber optical tweezers and changing the two beams power ratio can control its orientation, after reducing the optical power then the yeast cell is released. [Media 1]

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P 0 ( r ) = 1 2 π σ e r 2 2 σ 2
R ( z ) = { 1 2 ( R 0 r 0 ) 1 2 ( R 0 + r 0 ) { tanh [ v ( z L 2 ) ] tanh ( v L 2 ) } ,       0 < z < l 0 r 0 r 0 2 ( z l 0 ) 2 , l 0 r 0 z l 0
F = 6 π η r u

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