Damage induced in red blood cells by infrared optical trapping: an evaluation based on elasticity measurements.

@article{Oliveira2016DamageII,
  title={Damage induced in red blood cells by infrared optical trapping: an evaluation based on elasticity measurements.},
  author={Marcos A S de Oliveira and Di{\'o}genes S Moura and A. Fontes and Renato Evangelista de Araujo},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={
          75012
        }
}
We evaluated the damage caused to optically trapped red blood cells (RBCs) after 1 or 2 min of exposure to near-infrared (NIR) laser beams at 785 or 1064 nm. Damage was quantified by measuring cell elasticity using an automatic, real-time, homemade, optical tweezer system. The measurements, performed on a significant number (hundreds) of cells, revealed an… CONTINUE READING