Optically controlled three-dimensional assembly of microfabricated building blocks

Peter John Rodrigo, Lóránd Kelemen, Darwin Palima, Pál Ormos, Jesper Glückstad

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Abstract

We demonstrate a system for constructing reconfigurable microstructures using multiple, real-time configurable counterpropagating-beam traps. We optically assemble geometrically complementary microstructures with complex three-dimensional (3D) topologies produced by two-photon polymerization. This demonstrates utilization of controllable 3D optical traps for building hierarchical structures from microfabricated building blocks. Optical microassembly with translational and tip-tilt control in 3D achieved by dynamic multiple CB traps can potentially facilitate the construction of functional microdevices and may also lead to the future realization of optically actuated micromachines. Fabricating morphologically complex microstructures and then optically manipulating these archetypal building blocks can also be used to construct reconfigurable microenvironments that can aid in understanding cellular development processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
EventNovel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV - Munich, Germany
Duration: Jun 14 2009Jun 17 2009

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume7371
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherNovel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period6/14/096/17/09

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Keywords

  • Biomedical optics
  • Laser trapping
  • Microstructure fabrication
  • Optical confinement and manipulation
  • Optical fabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Rodrigo, P. J., Kelemen, L., Palima, D., Ormos, P., & Glückstad, J. (2009). Optically controlled three-dimensional assembly of microfabricated building blocks. In Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications IV [737114] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 7371). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.831758