Micro-objective manipulated with optical tweezers

Minoru Sasaki, Tutomu Kurosawa, Kazuhiro Hane

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A microscope is described that uses a μm-sized ball lens, which is here termed micro-objective, manipulated with optical tweezers to image the side view of the arbitrary region of a sample. Since this micro-objective is small in size, it can go into a concave region to produce a local image of the inside which the conventional microscope cannot observe. Preliminary results show good lens performance from the micro-objective when combined with optical tweezers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-787
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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