Fabrication and optical trapping of handling structures for reconfigurable microsphere magnifiers

Andrew Rafael Bañas, Gaszton Vizsnyiczai, András Búzás, Darwin Palima, Lóránd Kelemen, Pál Ormos, Jesper Glückstad

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We demonstrate the use of microfabricated supporting structures for maneuvering and supporting polystyrene microspheres for use as magnifying lenses in imaging applications. The supporting structure isolates the trapping light from the magnifier, hence avoiding direct radiation to the sample being observed which could be damaging, especially for biological specimens. Using an optical trapping setup, we demonstrate the actuation of a microsphere not held by optical traps, and show the possibility of imaging through such microspheres. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE : Complex Light and Optical Forces VII
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date5. Mar 2013
Article number86370Y
Publication statusPublished - 5. Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE OPTO - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2. Feb 20137. Feb 2013


ConferenceSPIE OPTO
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering


  • Optical trapping
  • Microfabrication
  • Microscopy

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