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Optical Fiber Tweezers Fabricated by Guided Wave Photo-Polymerization

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
INESC TEC, Rua do Campo Alegre, 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
Institute de Science des Materiaux de Mulhouse, France CNRS UMR 7361, 68057 Mulhouse, France
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Current affiliation: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL, Avenida Mestre Jos
Photonics 2015, 2(2), 634-645;
Received: 19 May 2015 / Revised: 5 June 2015 / Accepted: 8 June 2015 / Published: 12 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Trapping in Biology and Nanotechnology)
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In this work the use of guided wave photo-polymerization for the fabrication of novel polymeric micro tips for optical trapping is demonstrated. It is shown that the selective excitation of linear polarized modes, during the fabrication process, has a direct impact on the shape of the resulting micro structures. Tips are fabricated with modes LP02 and LP21 and their shapes and output intensity distribution are compared. The application of the micro structures as optical tweezers is demonstrated with the manipulation of yeast cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: beam profile; photo-polymerization; optical fiber micro tips; optical fiber tweezers beam profile; photo-polymerization; optical fiber micro tips; optical fiber tweezers

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Ribeiro, R.S.R.; Queirós, R.; Soppera, O.; Guerreiro, A.; Jorge, P.A.S. Optical Fiber Tweezers Fabricated by Guided Wave Photo-Polymerization. Photonics 2015, 2, 634-645.

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