Optimal wave fields for micromanipulation in complex scattering environments

  title={Optimal wave fields for micromanipulation in complex scattering environments},
  author={M. Horodynski and M. K{\"u}hmayer and A. Brandst{\"o}tter and Kevin Pichler and Y. Fyodorov and U. Kuhl and S. Rotter},
  journal={Nature Photonics},
The manipulation of small objects with light has become an indispensable tool in many areas of research, ranging from physics to biology and medicine 1 – 7 . Here, we demonstrate how to implement micromanipulation at the optimal level of efficiency for arbitrarily shaped targets and inside complex environments such as disordered media. Our approach is to design wavefronts in the far field 8 – 15 with optimal properties in the near field of the target to apply the strongest possible force… Expand

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