2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures

Peter John Rodrigo, Lóránd Kelemen, Carlo Amadeo Alonzo, Ivan R. Perch-Nielsen, Jeppe Seidelin Dam, Pál Ormos, Jesper Glückstad

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Abstract

Optical trapping and manipulation offer great flexibility as a non-contact microassembly tool. Its application to the assembly of microscale building blocks may open new doors for micromachine technology. In this work, we demonstrate all-optical assembly of microscopic puzzle pieces in a fluidic environment using programmable arrays of trapping beams. Identical shape-complimentary pieces are optically fabricated with submicron resolution using two-photon polymerization (2PP) technique. These are efficiently assembled into space-filling tessellations by a multiple-beam optical micromanipulation system. The flexibility of the system allows us to demonstrate both user-interactive and computer-automated modes of serial and parallel assembly of microscale objects with high spatial and angular positioning precision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9009-9014
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume15
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 2007

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Rodrigo, P. J., Kelemen, L., Alonzo, C. A., Perch-Nielsen, I. R., Dam, J. S., Ormos, P., & Glückstad, J. (2007). 2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures. Optics Express, 15(14), 9009-9014. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009009

2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures. / Rodrigo, Peter John; Kelemen, Lóránd; Alonzo, Carlo Amadeo; Perch-Nielsen, Ivan R.; Dam, Jeppe Seidelin; Ormos, Pál; Glückstad, Jesper.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 15, No. 14, 09.07.2007, p. 9009-9014.

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Rodrigo, PJ, Kelemen, L, Alonzo, CA, Perch-Nielsen, IR, Dam, JS, Ormos, P & Glückstad, J 2007, '2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures', Optics Express, vol. 15, no. 14, pp. 9009-9014. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009009
Rodrigo, Peter John ; Kelemen, Lóránd ; Alonzo, Carlo Amadeo ; Perch-Nielsen, Ivan R. ; Dam, Jeppe Seidelin ; Ormos, Pál ; Glückstad, Jesper. / 2D optical manipulation and assembly of shape-complementary planar microstructures. In: Optics Express. 2007 ; Vol. 15, No. 14. pp. 9009-9014.
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