Optical tweezers

All-fibre design

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Optical tweezers enable precise, controlled and non-contact manipulation of small biological specimens. Rather than using a bulky microscope, it is now possible to create optical tweezers at the end of a fibre probe.

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Padgett, M. All-fibre design. Nature Photon 1, 688–689 (2007) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2007.242

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