Laser diodes in holographic optical tweezers

Sławomir Drobczyński, Jan Masajada, Marta Woźniak, Piotr Ziółkowski


Laser diodes are attractive sources of laser radiation in terms of price, size, controllability and availability of a wide spectrum of light emitted wavelengths. In this paper we present the use of three types of laser diodes in the holographic optical tweezers. We showed that they can be applied for effective trapping and live cells manipulation, despite their relatively small power.

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