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optical tweezers

pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A technique that uses a single-beam laser directed through an objective lens to trap, image, and manipulate micron-sized particles in three dimensions.
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The hosts provide complementary techniques of optical trapping and cooling for neutral atoms in regular arrays, and both are experts in manipulating strongly-interacting Rydberg atoms.
Applegate holds patents in optical trapping, cell diagnostics and sorting, and microfluidic methods.
Optical antennas have been widely employed as nanosources for higher harmonic light [4, 5], thermal emitters [6], plasmonic sensors [7, 8], and in applications such as photodetection or spontaneous emission efficiency enhancement [9,10], optical trapping, stacking and sorting [11], and subwavelength field confinement [12].
Proposals for papers are invited on topics including holographic interferometry, phase microscopy, novel holographic processes, 3D displays, integral imaging, computer generated holograms, compressive holography, holography with incoherent sources, and full-field tomography, as well as special techniques for optical trapping, cellular microscopy, aberration compensation, and super-resolution.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A microscale technique known as optical trapping uses beams of light as tweezers to hold and manipulate tiny particles.
OPTICAL TRAPPING OF NANO-(MICRO) PARTICLES BY GRADIENT AND PHOTOREFRACTIVE FORCES.
has launched the addition of the HOTkit Complete Holo-Tweezers Solution to its proprietary holographic optical trapping ("HOT") product line.
His current work includes e-beam lithography, optical trapping to assemble and test nanodevices, and subatomic displacement measurement.
The principle of operation for optical trapping has been well described; an extensive bibliography in PDF format can be found on the Cell Robotics International web site (http: //www.
The Imaging Workstation still includes the well-known optical trapping laser, the LaserTweezers, but now offers a choice of three available cutting lasers, or LaserScissors modules.
PHILADELPHIA -- Optofluidics announces the pre-release of its Molecular NanoTweezer system - the most powerful optical trapping technology in the world - at SPIE Photonics West, BiOS and Biophysical Society annual meetings in Feb.
We see these results and our proposal as starting point for finally combining the advantages of optical trapping and ions.
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