Optical binding of Chinese hamster ovary cells

N. K. Metzger, P. R.T. Jess, L. Paterson, E. M. Wright, K. Dholakia

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Optical binding may arise due to interplay between light scattering and refraction creating equilibrium positions for particles in a self-consistent manner. Binding is observed for the first time in biological cells within a dual beam fiber trap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59300M
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 4 2005


  • Fiber trap
  • Optical binding
  • Optical tweezers
  • Optically bound matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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