Optical trapping and manipulation of neutral particles using lasers.

@article{Ashkin1997OpticalTA,
  title={Optical trapping and manipulation of neutral particles using lasers.},
  author={Arthur Ashkin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 10},
  pages={4853-60}
}
  • Arthur Ashkin
  • Published 1997 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
The techniques of optical trapping and manipulation of neutral particles by lasers provide unique means to control the dynamics of small particles. These new experimental methods have played a revolutionary role in areas of the physical and biological sciences. This paper reviews the early developments in the field leading to the demonstration of cooling and trapping of neutral atoms in atomic physics and to the first use of optical tweezers traps in biology. Some further major achievements of… CONTINUE READING
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