Optical trapping of three-dimensional structures using dynamic holograms

H Melville, GF Milne, GC Spalding, Wilson Sibbett, Kishan Dholakia, David McGloin

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We demonstrate the use of a spatial light modulator (SLM) to facilitate the trapping of particles in three-dimensional structures through time-sharing. This method allows particles to be held in complex, three-dimensional configurations using cycling of simple holograms. Importantly, we discuss limiting factors inherent in current phase only SLM design for applications in both optical tweezing and atom trapping. (C) 2003 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2003




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