Springer Theses

Photorefractive Optoelectronic Tweezers and Their Applications

Authors: Esseling, Michael

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In the never-ending quest for miniaturization, optically controlled particle trapping has opened up new possibilities for handling microscopic matter non-invasively. This thesis presents the application of photorefractive crystals as active substrate materials for optoelectronic tweezers. In these tweezers, flexible optical patterns are transformed into electrical forces by a photoconductive material, making it possible to handle matter with very high forces and high throughput. Potential substrate materials’ properties are investigated and ways to tune their figures-of-merit are demonstrated. A large part of the thesis is devoted to potential applications in the field of optofluidics, where photorefractive optoelectronic tweezers are used to trap, sort and guide droplets or particles in microfluidic channels, or to shape liquid polymers into optical elements prior to their solidification. Furthermore, a new surface discharge model is employed to discuss the experimental conditions needed for photorefractive optoelectronic tweezers.

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After receiving his diploma degree in Physics from the University of Münster for a project on microfluidics, Michael Esseling moved into the field of micro-particle manipulation and obtained his PhD in the group of Prof. Cornelia Denz in 2014 for his thesis "Photorefractive Optoelectronic Tweezers and Their Applications". His further research interests include the use photophoretic forces and accurately shaped light fields - so-called bottle beams - for handling absorbing matter on the microscale.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Optically-Mediated Particle Manipulation with High Throughput

    Esseling, Michael

    Pages 1-6

  • Electrokinetic Forces in Inhomogeneous Fields

    Esseling, Michael

    Pages 7-14

  • Electric Fields and Their Detection in Photorefractive Crystals

    Esseling, Michael

    Pages 15-40

  • Quantitative Investigation of Photorefractive Substrate Materials

    Esseling, Michael

    Pages 41-60

  • Optically-Induced Dielectrophoretic Particle Trapping

    Esseling, Michael

    Pages 61-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photorefractive Optoelectronic Tweezers and Their Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09318-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09318-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09317-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38497-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 125
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
Topics