All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes

Meisam Askari, Blair Connell Kirkpatrick, T Čižmár, Andrea Di Falco*

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We demonstrate the all-optical manipulation of polymeric membranes in microfluidic environments. The membranes are decorated with handles for their use in holographic optical tweezers systems. Our results show that due to their form factor themembranes present a substantial increase in their mechanical stability, respect to micrometricdi electric particles. This intrinsic superior stability is expected to improve profoundly a wide range of bio-photonic applications that rely on the optical manipulation of micrometric objects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14174-15866
JournalOptics Express
Issue number10
Early online date26 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2021


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