Light forces the pace: optical manipulation for biophotonics.

  title={Light forces the pace: optical manipulation for biophotonics.},
  author={David James Stevenson and Frank Gunn-Moore and Kishan Dholakia},
  journal={Journal of biomedical optics},
  volume={15 4},
The biomedical sciences have benefited immensely from photonics technologies in the last 50 years. This includes the application of minute forces that enable the trapping and manipulation of cells and single molecules. In terms of the area of biophotonics, optical manipulation has made a seminal contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of single molecules and the microrheology of cells. Here we present a review of optical manipulation, emphasizing its impact on the areas of single… CONTINUE READING