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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Peter Pauzauskie

University of Washington


Giovanni Volpe

Goteborgs Universitet

Frank Cichos

Univ Leipzig
Program Chair

Lene Oddershede

The Niels Bohr Institute
Program Chair

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Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, DTU Technical Knowledge Center 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 St Andrews, United Kingdom
Holographic Micro-endoscopy Through Multimode Waveguides, Invited

Alexandr Jonas, Akademie ved Ceske Republiky
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, Innsbruck Medical University, 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