A dynamic array of optical traps for deformation of elongated microobjects

  • E. N. VorontsovEmail author
  • N. N. Losevsky
  • S. P. Kotova
  • A. V. Korobtsov
Proceedings of the XI All-Russia Seminar “Wave Phenomena in Inhomogeneous Media”


A simple technique for the formation of an array of laser traps on the basis of phase diffraction gratings is proposed. The array allows trapping transparent elongated microobjects at several points simultaneously. The dynamic variation in the spatial disposition of the traps makes its possible to impose deformation on a trapped microobject. The technique proposed has been experimentally tested.


Diffraction Order Grating Period Diffraction Grating Optical Trap Beam Array 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Vorontsov
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. N. Losevsky
    • 1
  • S. P. Kotova
    • 1
  • A. V. Korobtsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteSamara BranchSamaraRussia

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