Optical tweezers for precise control of micro-bubble arrays: In situ temperature measurement

Burns, Tristan M., Preece, Daryl, Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2013). Optical tweezers for precise control of micro-bubble arrays: In situ temperature measurement. In: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X. Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X, San Diego, CA United States, (). 25 -29 August 2013. doi:10.1117/12.2024254

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Author Burns, Tristan M.
Preece, Daryl
Nieminen, Timo A.
Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina
Title of paper Optical tweezers for precise control of micro-bubble arrays: In situ temperature measurement
Conference name Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X
Conference location San Diego, CA United States
Conference dates 25 -29 August 2013
Proceedings title Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X   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 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1117/12.2024254
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 9780819496607
ISSN 0277-786X
1996-756X
Volume 8810
Total pages 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We use highly a focused laser beam incident on a carbon coated coverslip to create microcavitation. Full optical control of the radii of the bubbles is attained. Multiple bubbles can also be created and their size changed independently. The dynamics of such multi-bubble systems are studied. These bubble systems generate strong flows such as Marangoni convection and also large thermal gradients. Since the size of the micro-bubbles is highly dependent on the temperature, we anticipate that these systems can be used for precise temperature control of samples. These methods are of use when the knowledge of exact and local temperature profiles are of importance. Furthermore, since bubble expansion can generate orders of magnitude more force than conventional optical tweezers, systems have application in manipulation of particles where large forces are required. We present methods based on optical tweezers for using the generated bubbles as thermal sensors and as opto-mechanical transducers.
Subjects 2604 Applied Mathematics
1706 Computer Science Applications
2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2504 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
3104 Condensed Matter Physics
Keyword Cavitation
In situ temperature measurement
Microcavitation
Micromachines
Optical tweezers
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ

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