Optical tweezers with tips grown at the end of fibers by photopolymerisation

S. Valkai, L. Oroszi, P. Ormos

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Abstract

We present a method to build optical tip at the end of a single mode optical fiber. The tip is grown by self-writing process: photopolymerisation by the light coming from the optical fiber. We developed a technique to produce a flat end surface on the tip. The good optical quality of the tip and the output laser beam was demonstrated by the fact that a counterpropagating optical trap could be constructed by using the tips with parameters comparable to regular fiber traps. Due to the small size of the tips the tweezers require a much smaller space than regular fiber traps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Optical fibers
  • Optical traps
  • Photopolymerisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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