Optimized holographic optical traps

Marco Polin*, Kosta Ladavac, Sang Hyuk Lee, Yael Roichman, David G. Grier

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Holographic optical traps use the forces exerted by computer-generated holograms to trap, move and otherwise transform mesoscopically textured materials. This article introduces methods for optimizing holographic optical traps' efficiency and accuracy, and an optimal statistical approach for characterizing their performance. This combination makes possible real-time adaptive optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5831-5845
Number of pages15
JournalOptics Express
Issue number15
StatePublished - 25 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences0451589


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