Optical guiding of aerosols

Michael D. Summers*, Jonathan Reid, David McGloin

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

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Aerosol droplets are guided over mm distances using single beam optical traps. The micron-sized particles are confined in two dimensions and guided along the direction of beam propagation. Both Gaussian and Bessel beam geometries are compared for water, ethanol and dodecane droplets. The observed trapping of multiple droplets in 1-D arrays will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2006
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III: SPIE Optics + Photonics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 200617 Aug 2006


ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
OtherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)


  • Aerosols
  • Bessel beams
  • Optical guiding
  • Optical trapping


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