Special Issue "Nano-Optical Tweezers"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jochen Fick
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CNRS - Institut Néel, Grenoble, France
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Interests: optical trapping; fiber optics; nanoparticles; spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since its beginning in 1986, optical tweezers has become a standard tool in physics, chemistry or biology. For most people working with optical tweezers, it is no longer a research topic but just a convenient and effective tool for contactless trapping or the manipulation of micro and nano-sized objects. A great variety of commercial tweezers devices are nowadays available. However, optical trapping is still a very busy research domain. In this context, complementary approaches to the original beam-focusing tweezers, such as plasmonic tweezers, optical fiber tweezers or waveguide tweezers were developed and successfully applied.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will focus on the development and application of nano-optical tweezers, including tweezers working in the optical near-field, plasmonic tweezers, devices based on nano-structured optics such as optical fiber tips or waveguides, or more generally tweezers specifically developed for nanoparticle trapping. Theoretical and experimental contributions are welcome, including full papers, communications, and reviews to obtain a complete snapshot of the ongoing research activity.

Dr. Jochen Fick
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • optical trapping
  • optical tweezers
  • nano-manipulation
  • nanoparticles
  • nano-structuration
  • optical fibers
  • plasmonics
  • waveguides

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Open AccessArticle
Simultaneous Generation of Complex Structured Curve Beam
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(1), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9010087 - 11 Jan 2019
Abstract
At present, people are using holographic technologies to shape complex optical beams for both fundamental research and practical applications. However, most of the reported works are focusing on the generation of a single beam pattern based on the computer-generated hologram (CGH). In this [...] Read more.
At present, people are using holographic technologies to shape complex optical beams for both fundamental research and practical applications. However, most of the reported works are focusing on the generation of a single beam pattern based on the computer-generated hologram (CGH). In this paper, we present a method for simultaneously shaping the multiple beam lattice where the intensity and phase of each individual beam can be prescribed along an arbitrary geometric curve. The CGH that is responsible for each individual beam is calculated by using the holographic beam shaping technique, afterwards all the CGHs are multiplexed and encoded into one phase-only hologram by adding respective linear phase grating such that different curves are appeared in different positions of the focal regions. We experimentally prove that the simultaneous generation of multiple beams can be readily achieved. The generated beams are especially useful for applications such as multitasking micro-machining and optical trapping. Full article
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