Coaxing cells to cajoling condensates: The many uses of optical forces

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Abstract

Optical forces, due to the interaction of light with matter, is described. Several applications of optical forces in atomic physics and biotechnology are given, based on work in the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at NIST.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMODERN TRENDS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference on Modern Trends in Physics Research MTPR-06
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventMODERN TRENDS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH: Second International Conference on Modern Trends in Physics Research MTPR-06 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 Apr 200611 Apr 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume888
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceMODERN TRENDS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH: Second International Conference on Modern Trends in Physics Research MTPR-06
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period6/04/0611/04/06

Keywords

  • Atom optics
  • Atom trapping
  • Laser cooling
  • Optical forces
  • optical tweezers

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