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Paper by Professor Rodrigo Amezcua's group on Optics Letters top download list

A paper titled "Optical trapping and micromanipulation with a photonic lantern-mode multiplexer" by Professor Rodrigo Amezcua's group on Optics Letters top download list for March 2018.

We demonstrate a simple approach based on a photonic lantern spatial-mode multiplexer and a few-mode fiber for optical and manipulation of multiple microspheres. Selective generation of linearly polarized (LP) fiber modes provides light patterns useful for trapping one or multiple microparticles. Furthermore, rotation of the particles can be achieved by switching between degenerate LP modes, as well as through polarization rotation of the input light. Our results show that emerging fiber optic devices such as photonic lanterns can provide a versatile and compact means for developing optical fiber traps.

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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