Eppy's Optical Tweezer Resource Guide
Scientific American: an excellent introduction to the world of optical tweezers. This article discusses the basics of lasers and optical tweezers and illustrates some of the many applications of tweezers. [Editor's note: This excellent article by Michael Berns from the April, 1998 Scientific American is no longer available online at the original URL, but rather must be purchased from the SA archive.]
Science Daily: this review highlights some recent developements in the technique of optical trapping. This article highlights exciting new insights into fundamental processes in colloid and interface science.
Transmission of single quantum bits via controlled emission of light quanta feasible
[Editor's Note: The original news release can be found at http://www.mpg.de/news00/news5_00.htm]
Note: this story has been adapted from a news release issued by Max Planck Society for journalists and other members of the public. If you wish to quote from any part of this story, please credit Max Planck Society as the original source. You may also with to include the following link in any citation:
Umea Group: The optical tweezers and laser scalpel home page of the laser physics group at Umea University, Umea, Sweden.
Harvard Group: This site contains a comprehensive list of everything you will need to build an optical trap and a section on safety and troubleshooting.
University of St. Andrews Group:
The optical tweezers and laser scalpel homepage
A background to the optical tweezers and laser scalpel techniques. A summary to the field of optical tweezers and laser scalpel. The present status of the optical micromanipulation project at Umea University. A description of the aims and goals of the optical micromanipulation project at Umea University. Ongoing projects (cell signalling studies) at the micromanipulation facility at UmU.
The physics behind the forces in optical tweezers.
Links to other pages with optical tweezers and laser scalpel.
Publications on the net about optical tweezers and laser scalpel.
How to construct a fully moveable dual optical tweezers.
How to bring in an optical table of 11Kg into the optical micromanipulation lab.
University of Queensland Group: