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Busy month for Optical Tweezers people

It’s been a busy month so far for our Optical Tweezers & Laser Trapping group, with over 50 research papers brought to the attention of the 500 plus members of the group on LinkedIn.

Meanwhile, it’s day 3 of the Optical Tweezers and Optical Manipulation conference (OTOM XV) taking place during SPIE’s Optics + Photonics conference and exhibition in San Diego.

Sessions and topics covered by leading researchers from around the world during this conference will include: Holography, Statistics, Detectors, Reactive Optical Matter, Optopfluidics, Microheology, Plasmonics, Micro-mechanics and more.

For more information about Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers visit:

http://www.elliotscientific.com/Optical-Tweezers,

or to see how many labs are involved in with optical tweezers, click on the OT World Map…

…if you zoom in close enough, you might be able to spot us installing an optical tweezers system in South Korea this week too ☺


Next week: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI in San Diego

Next week, SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego will be hosting a conference stream entitled Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI  that runs from Sunday August 17th until the 21st.

There will be twenty sessions in total, chaired by two of the leading researchers in the field and both champions of  Optical Tweezers: Kishan Dholakia of the University of St. Andrews, and Gabriel C. Spalding from the Illinois Wesleyan University. Topics covered will include:

  • Toward (Or In) the Quantum Limit of Opto-Mechanics
  • Beam Shaping and Aberration/Wavefront Correction
  • Helicity and Optical Angular Momentum
  • Optically Driven Microrheology and Mechanical Properties
  • Using the Photonic Toolbox to Study Cells and Their Organelles
  • Enhanced Sensitivity and Resolution of Optical Force Actuators
  • Single-Molecule Manipulation and Study
  • Photonic Devices for Optically Induced Forces
  • Near-Field Micromanipulation, Plasmonic, and Nanoparticle Trapping
  • Studies of Active Swimmers/Hydrodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems
  • Optical Manipulation of Matter through Gaseous Media
  • Optical Sorting, Optical Lab-on-a-Chip, and Microfluidics
  • Optically Bound Matter
  • Optofluidics and Optically Shaped Structures
  • Optically Manipulated Robotics and Novel Samples

Although Elliot Scientific will not be exhibiting at this event, we would still like to wish all conference attendees a good week.

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February 2012 Newsletter Now Online

February 2012 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available as a PDF. In this issue we highlight our new Optical Tweezer Brochure, Nufern’s Holmium Doped Fibre, the MOSAIC octave spanning GDD dispersion management module from FEMTOLASERS that offers sub 4 fs pulses, Mad City Labs products for AFM and cell imaging, Lake Shore’s introduction of  a 3-year equipment warranty, Biophysical 56 in San Diego, our LinkedIn professional social network and more…

To read it online magazine-style click here.

To download it in your browser as a PDF, click here.

To join us on LinkedIn, click here.