New directions in optical imaging and manipulation


Prof. Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews
This colloquium will be held in Parnell (07) 222 at 3pm.

This talk will cover new directions in imaging and trapping using shaped light fields and exploiting material properties at St Andrews. For biomedicine, I will describe the use of propagation invariant light beams for light sheet imaging.  Trapping and rotation of micro particles remains a vibrant and exciting area with many applications across the sciences. In liquid media, I will describe new work using anti-reflection coated particles for enhanced manipulation of cells.  Trapping and rotation of particles in vacuum using light possessing both spin and orbital angular momentum will also be described.

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