Laserless optical trapping

Carlos López-Mariscal, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, D. McGloin, K. Dholakia

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We report the use of light from a thermal source for optical trapping and guiding of dielectric microscopic particles. The light source is filtered for increased spatial coherence and subsequently shaped into a white light Bessel beam for reduced spot size and increased optical gradient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007: Laser Science XXIII, Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Sep 200720 Sep 2007


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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