Autonomous swinging of a lipid tubule under stationary irradiation by a Nd3+:YAG laser

Shin Ichiro M. Nomura, Takahiro Harada, Kenichi Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Autonomous swinging of a lipid tubule under stationary irradiation by a Nd3+:YAG laser was studied. The laser was found to be capable of splitting into dual beams focused on the same position by choosing an appropriate optical path through an objective lens. A lipid tubule could be shown to exhibit bistability with regard to the orientation of trapping using this splitting. The trapped lipid tubule, driven by a temperature gradient induced by local photon heating, showed oscillatory motion between two possible orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093903
Pages (from-to)939031-939034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume88
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 4
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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