S. Bianchi

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In this study, an image-guided system for oral implant placement was assessed. A specially designed mechanical tool has been elaborated to transfer the preoperative implant axis planned on 3-dimensional imagery into a surgical template by a numerically controlled drilling machine. The main drawback of image-guiding systems is the use of preoperative(More)
We demonstrate that a structured light intensity pattern can be produced at the output of a multi-mode optical fiber by shaping the wavefront of the input beam with a spatial light modulator. We also find the useful property that, as in the case for free space propagation, output intensities can be easily superimposed by taking the argument of the complex(More)
Holographic tweezers have revolutionized the way we do experiments at the micron scale. The possibility of applying controlled force fields on simultaneously trapped micro-particles has allowed to directly probe interactions and mechanical properties of colloids, macromolecules and living cells. Holographic micromanipulation requires the careful shaping of(More)
Vocal folds oscillation crucially influences all the basic qualities of voice, such as pitch and loudness, as well as the spectrum. Stroboscopy provides the standard view of the larynx. Videokymography is a new diagnostic tool developed to overcome specific limitations of stroboscopy in severely dysphonic patients with an aperiodic signal. It registers the(More)
The use of individual multimode optical fibers in endoscopy applications has the potential to provide highly miniaturized and noninvasive probes for microscopy and optical micromanipulation. A few different strategies have been proposed recently, but they all suffer from intrinsically low resolution related to the low numerical aperture of multimode fibers.(More)
Controlling light propagation into multimode optical fibers through spatial light modulators provides highly miniaturized endoscopes and optical micromanipulation probes. We increase the numerical aperture up to nearly 1 by micro-optics fabricated on the fiber-end.
Digital Holographic Microscopy allows to numerically retrieve three dimensional information encoded in a single 2D snapshot of the coherent superposition of a reference and a scattered beam. Since no mechanical scans are involved, holographic techniques have a superior performance in terms of achievable frame rates. Unfortunately, numerical reconstructions(More)
E. coli bacteria swim following a run and tumble pattern. In the run state all flagella join in a single helical bundle that propels the cell body along approximately straight paths. When one or more flagellar motors reverse direction the bundle unwinds and the cell randomizes its orientation. This basic picture represents an idealization of a much more(More)
Self-propelled bacteria can be integrated into synthetic micromachines and act as biological propellers. So far, proposed designs suffer from low reproducibility, large noise levels or lack of tunability. Here we demonstrate that fast, reliable and tunable bio-hybrid micromotors can be obtained by the self-assembly of synthetic structures with genetically(More)