All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes
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Photonic membranes (PMs) are thin, highly-flexible, membranes which can be imbued with specific photonic functionalities when used to play host to plasmonic features.1-3 PMs can then take that photonic functionality and transfer it to an external object, provided that they can be manipulated with enough precision. We demonstrate a fabrication and optical manipulation protocol that allows PMs to be manoeuvred through a microfluidic environment, and show that the trap stiffness of such a scheme is on par with current techniques. The PMs shown here are 90 nm thick, with the potential to be extremely flexible. We comment on their current deformability.
Kirkpatrick , B C , Ploschner , M , Čižmár , T & Di Falco , A 2016 , All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes . in K Dholakia & G C Spalding (eds) , Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII . , 99222A , Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 9922 , SPIE , Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII , San Diego , United States , 28/08/16 . https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238822conference
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII
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