Parallel optical manipulation in evanescent optical landscapes

Carlos López-Mariscal, Kris Helmerson

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We make use the interference of multiple beams and total internal reflection to couple an extended evanescent optical field to a large number of particles in a 2-D periodical landscape. The particles are confined and manipulated by modifying the spatial parameters of the landscape. We explore the parallel fusion of multiple pairs of microscopic droplets to investigate the dynamics of micro-reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528612
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics 2008 - Rochester, United States of America
Duration: 19 Oct 200823 Oct 2008 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics 2008
Abbreviated titleFiO 2008
CountryUnited States of America
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