Optical tweezers toolbox: better, faster, cheaper; choose all three

Stilgoe, Alexander B., Mallon, Michael J., Cao, Yongyin, Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2012). Optical tweezers toolbox: better, faster, cheaper; choose all three. In: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX. Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, San Diego, United States, (84582E.1-84582E.14). 12-16 August 2012. doi:10.1117/12.929365

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Author Stilgoe, Alexander B.
Mallon, Michael J.
Cao, Yongyin
Nieminen, Timo A.
Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina
Title of paper Optical tweezers toolbox: better, faster, cheaper; choose all three
Conference name Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX
Conference location San Diego, United States
Conference dates 12-16 August 2012
Proceedings title Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Bellingham, WA, United States
Publisher S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1117/12.929365
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 9780819491756
ISSN 0277-786X
Volume 8458
Start page 84582E.1
End page 84582E.14
Total pages 14
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Numerical computation of optical tweezers is one path to understanding the subtleties of their underlying mechanism—electromagnetic scattering. Electromagnetic scattering models of optical trapping can be used to find the properties of the optical forces and torques acting on trapped particles. These kinds of calculations can assist in predicting the outcomes of particular trapping configurations. Experimentally, looking at the parameter space is time consuming and in most cases unfruitful. Theoretically, the same limitations exist but are easier to troubleshoot and manage. Towards this end a new more usable optical tweezers toolbox has been written. Understanding of the underlying theory has been improved, as well as the regimes of applicability of the methods available to the toolbox. Here we discus the physical principles and carry out numerical comparisons of performance of the old toolbox with the new one and the reduced (but portable) code.
Keyword Particles
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 84582E

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