Laser-tweezer-controlled solid immersion microscopy in microfluidic systems

Aaron L. Birkbeck, Sanja Zlatanovic, Sadik Esener, Mihrimah Ozkan

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Abstract

We describe the creation and implementation of a near-field scanning solid immersion microscope that is specifically tailored for use in microfluidic systems. The microscope comprises a newly fabricated Weierstrass solid immersion lens (SIL), which is detached from its substrate and is free floating in the fluid, and a laser optical tweezer, which serves both as a trapping beam for alignment and positioning of the SIL and as a near-field scanning beam that images the sample through the SIL. A discussion of the SIL's fabrication method is presented along with experimental results that demonstrate the effectiveness of our microscope design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2712-2714
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Laser-tweezer-controlled solid immersion microscopy in microfluidic systems. / Birkbeck, Aaron L.; Zlatanovic, Sanja; Esener, Sadik; Ozkan, Mihrimah.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 30, No. 20, 15.10.2005, p. 2712-2714.

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Birkbeck, Aaron L. ; Zlatanovic, Sanja ; Esener, Sadik ; Ozkan, Mihrimah. / Laser-tweezer-controlled solid immersion microscopy in microfluidic systems. In: Optics Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 30, No. 20. pp. 2712-2714.
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