All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes
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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.
Askari , M , Kirkpatrick , B C , Čižmár , T & Di Falco , A 2021 , ' All-optical manipulation of photonic membranes ' , Optics Express , vol. 29 , no. 10 , pp. 14174-15866 . https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.420364
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DescriptionFunding. The project was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (Grant Agreement No. 819346). TC acknowledges funding from the European Regional Development Fund (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/15_003/0000476) and the European Research Council (724530).
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