Optical Trapping Applications

Optical Trapping Applications

02 - 05 April 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California United States

Optical Trapping Applications encompasses all areas of particle manipulation and measurement, from optical manipulation to acoustic trapping, emphasizing new and developing application areas.

This meeting covers the whole range of topical particle manipulation technologies currently being developed for studies in biophysics, single molecule, single cell and tissue level analysis, lab-on-a-chip development, optomechanical cooling, environmental monitoring and theoretical underpinnings. Technologies to be considered include optical tweezers and associated techniques, but will try and capture synergies between different trapping and manipulation modalities such as acoustic trapping and electrical trapping with a view to encouraging discussion between different user groups and the development of new hybrid techniques.

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Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, DTU Technical University of Denmark, Optical and Hydrodynamic Stretching of Single Cells From Blood, Invited

Frank Cichos, Univ Leipzig, Germany, Manipulating Single and Multiple Biomolecules with Dynamic Temperature Fields, Invited

Sergio Ciliberto, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, The Maxwell Demon and Landuer's Principle: From Gedanken to Real Experiments, Invited

Tomas Cizmar, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, Holographic Micro-endoscopy Through Multimode Waveguides, Invited

Alexandr Jonas, Istanbul Technical University, Optically Trapped Droplets of Liquid Crystals as Flexible, Tunable Optofluidic Microcavities, Invited

Philip Jones, University College London, United Kingdom, Stretching Red Blood Cells with Optical Tweezers, Invited

Lih Lin, University of Washington, United States, Photonic Crystal Optical Tweezers for Living Cells, Invited

Paulo Maia Neto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Towards Casimir force measurements with optical tweezers, Invited

Antonio Neves, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil, Engineering Photonic Nanojets with Optical Traps, Invited

Sile Nic Chormaic, Okinawa Inst of Science & Technology, Japan, Trapping Particles using Near-field Optics, Invited

Lene Oddershede, The Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark, Using Optically Manipulated Metallic Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment, Invited

Felix Ritort, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Title to be Announced, Invited

Fernando Stefani, Conicet, Title to be Announced, Invited

Gregor Thalhammer, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, Mapping Acoustic Radiation Forces by Optical Tweezers, Invited

Nickolas Vamivakas, University of Rochester, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Qimin Quan, Harvard University, United States, Trapping and detecting single nanoparticles with photonic crystal nanobeam cavities

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OSA - The Optical Society