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Members

Dr Phil Jones

Chris Fury

Chris Richards

Tom Smart

Xiang Han

Nick Tidy

Stefan Siwiak-Jaszek



Collaborators

Onofrio Marago; NanoSoft Lab, IPCF-CNR, Messina, Sicily

Giovanni Volpe; Soft Matter Lab, Bilkent University, Ankara

Eleanor Stride; Biomedical Ultrasonics & Biotherapy Lab, Oxford University

Ferruccio Renzoni; Department of Physics & Astronomy, UCL

NOIs Collaboration; UC Cork, TU Wien, U Innsbruck & Institute of Spectroscopy, Moscow

UCL Ultra-High Resolution Microscopy Collaboration; Jonathan Ashmore, Angus Bain & Guy Moss

Gianluca Memoli; National Physical Laboratory

Jixiong Pu; Huaqiao University

An experimental research group, based in the Biological Physics (BioP) section of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL.

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The UCL Optical Tweezers Group, autumn 2013
(L-R) Chris F, Tom, Chris R, Alessandro


OPTICAL TWEEZERS: PRINCIPLES & APPLICATIONS
P H Jones, O M Marago & G Volpe

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Available to pre-order from CUP or Amazon from 09 July 2015


Our paper Evanescent wave optical binding forces on spherical microparticles has been published as Optics Letters 40 4042-4045 (2015)

Chris R & Tom are attending SPIE Optical Trapping & Optical Manipulation 09-12 Aug 2015, and presenting three posters on their work

A Step-by-step Guide to the Realisation of Advanced Optical Tweezers is the fourth most downloaded paper from JOSA B in June 2015, and the introduction to the Optical Cooling and Trapping Special Issue is third.

Our textbook Optical Tweezers: Principles & Applications will be published by Cambridge University Press in October 2015. Available to pre-order from CUP or Amazon from 09 July 2015

Our paper A Step-by-step Guide to the Realisation of Advanced Optical Tweezers is second in the top 10 most downloaded papers from JOSA B in May 2015, and the introduction to the Optical Cooling and Trapping Special Issue is third.

Phil is visiting @OxColloidsGroup at the PTCL (Oxford University) to give a seminar, Tue 15 Jun 15

Phil is giving a talk Push, pull, spin, squeeze: optical force on microparticles to the UCL Physics Society, Tue 02 Jun 15

Our paper Radiation forces on a Rayleigh particle by highly focused radially polarized beams modulated by Devil's Vortex Lens has been published as JOSA A 32 797-802 (2015)

Our paper A Step-by-step Guide to the Realisation of Advanced Optical Tweezers is in the top 10 most downloaded papers from JOSA B in April 2015

MSci projects for Physics and Natural Sciences students available for 2015-16.  Contact Phil Jones for details. For examples of previous projects in the group see here

Our paper A Step-by-step Guide to the Realisation of Advanced Optical Tweezers has been published as JOSA B 32 B84-B98 (2015)

Optics Express Focus Issue on Optical Cooling & Trapping now available

Evidence that our new optical fibre trap is working! See the movie of trapped particles in this video

Our paper Devil's Lens Optical Tweezers has been published as Optics Express 23 8190-8199 (2015)

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