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C. R. Fury, C. J Harfield, P. H. Jones, E. P. J. Stride & G. Memoli.  'Experimental characterisation of holographic optical traps for microbubbles', Proc SPIE 9126 Nanophotonics V, 91263L doi:10.1117/12.2055889 (2014)

C. R. Fury, P. N. Gélat, P. H Jones & G. Memoli.  'Laser vibrometry characterisation of a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip device: a preliminary investigation', Journal of Physics: Conference Series 498 012002 (2014)

O. M. Maragò, P. H. Jones, P. G. Gucciardi, G. Volpe & A. C. Ferrari.  'Optical trapping and manipulation of nanostructures', Nature Nanotechnology 8 807-819 (2013)

S. H. Simpson, P. H. Jones, O. M. Maragò, S. Hanna & M. J. Miles. 'Optical binding of nanowires in counter-propagating beams’, Proc SPIE 8810 Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation X, 881026, doi: 10.1117/12.2024466 (2013)

P. H. Jones.  'Optical tweezers', in Encyclopedia of Optical Engineering, R. G. Driggers & A. W. Hoffman (Eds), Taylor & Francis, New York (2013)

C. J. Harfield, N. C. Ovenden, G. Memoli, P. H. Jones & E. P. J. Stride.  'Theoretical characterisation of the radial and translational motion of coated microbubbles under acoustic excitation', Journal of Physics: Conference Series 457 012001 (2013)

C. J. Harfield, G. Memoli, P. H. Jones, N. C. Ovenden & E. P. J. Stride.  'Investigating the sensitivity of microbubble acoustic response for biosensing applications', Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 19 075043 (2013)

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, R. Saija, M. A. Iatì, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones.  'Trapping volume control in optical tweezers using cylindrical vector beams', Optics Letters 38 28-30 (2013)

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, M. G. Donato, S. Vasi, R. Sayed, P. G. Gucciardi, R. Saija, M. A. Iatì, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones.  'Shaping the trapping volume in optical tweezers using cylindrical vector beams', Proc. SPIE 8458, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, 84582Z, doi: 10.1117/12.929927 (2012)

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, G. Memoli, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones.  'Optical squeezing of microbubbles: Ray optics and Mie scattering calculations', Proc. SPIE 8458, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, 84581F, doi: 10.1117/12.929900 (2012)

M. Sergides, S. E. Skelton, E. Karczewska, K. Thorneycroft, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones.  'Optically bound particle structures in evanescent wave traps', Proc. SPIE 8458, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, 84583C, doi: 10.1117/12.929612 (2012)

M. G. Donato, S. Vasi, R. Sayed, P. H. Jones, F. Bonaccorso, A. C. Ferrari, P. G. Gucciardi & O. M. Maragó.  'Optical trapping of carbon nanotubes with cylindrical vector beams', Optics Letters 37 3381-3383 (2012)

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, G. Memoli, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones. 'Trapping and deformation of microbubbles in a dual-beam fibre-optic trap', Journal of Optics 14 075706 (2012)

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, R. Patel, E. Karczewska, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones. 'Evanescent wave optical trapping and transport of micro- and nanoparticles on tapered optical fibers', Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 113 2512-2520 (2012)

M. G. Donato, M. A. Monaca, G. Faggio, L. De Stefano, P. H. Jones, P. G. Gucciardi & O. M. Maragó .  'Optical trapping of porous silicon nanoparticles', Nanotechnology 22 505704 (2011)

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, R. Patel, E. Karczewska, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones. 'Optical trapping and optical binding using cylindrical vector beams', Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti 89 doi: 10.1478/C1V89S1P004 (2011)

S. Vasi, M. A. Monaca, M. G. Donato, F. Bonaccorso, G. Privitera, O. Trushkevych, G. Calogero, B. Fazio, A. Irrera, M. A. Iatì, R. Saija, P. Denti, F. Borghese, P. H. Jones, A. C. Ferrari, P. G. Gucciardi & O. M. Maragó . 'Optical trapping of carbon nanotubes and graphene', Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti 89 doi: 10.1478/C1V89S1P090 (2011)

A. Ridolfo, R. Saija, S. Savasta, P. H. Jones, M. A. Iatì & O. M. Maragó . 'Fano-Doppler laser cooling of hybrid nanostructures', ACS Nano 5 7354-7361 (2011)

O. M. Maragó , F. Bonaccorso, R. Saija, G. Privitera, P. G. Gucciardi, M. A. Iatì, G. Calogero, P. H. Jones, F. Borghese, P. Denti, V. Nicolosi & A. C. Ferrari. 'Brownian motion of graphene', ACS Nano 4 7515-7523 (2010)

S. E. Skelton & P. H. Jones.  'Light Forces', UCL Science 24 2 (2010)

O. M. Maragó , R. Saija, F. Borghese, P. Denti, P. H. Jones, E. Messina, G. Compagnini, V. Amendola, M. Meneghetti, M. A. Iatì, & P. G. Gucciardi.  'Plasmon-enhanced optical trapping of metal nanoparticles: force calculations and light-driven rotations of nanoaggregates', Proc. SPIE Vol. 7762, 77622Z (2010)

O. M. Maragó , P. G. Gucciardi and P. H. Jones.  'Photonic Force Microscopy: from femtonewton force sensing to ultra-sensitive spectroscopy', in Scanning Probe Microscopy in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 1 (Springer) B. Bushan (Ed.) (2010)

P. H. Jones.  'Pushing, pulling, twisting, stretching:  The power of light under the microscope', Opticon1826 7 (2009)

P. H. Jones, F. Palmisano, F. Bonaccorso, P. G. Gucciardi, G. Calogero, A. C. Ferrari & O. M. Maragó .  'Rotation detection in light-driven nanorotors',  ACS Nano 3 3077-3084 (2009)

P. H. Jones, M. Rashid, M. Makita & O. M. Maragó .  'Sagnac interferometer method for synthesis of fractional polarization vortices', Optics Letters 34 2560 (2009)

M. Rashid, O. M. Maragó & P. H. Jones.  'Focusing of high-order cylindrical vector beams', Journal of Optics A: Pure & Applied Optics 11 065204 (2009)

O. M. Maragó , P. H. Jones & A. C. Ferrari. 'A light touch on nanotubes: femtonewton force sensing and nanometric spatial resolution', SPIE newsroom, doi 10.1117/2.1200901.1475 (2009)

O. M. Maragó , P. H. Jones, F. Bonaccorso, V. Scardaci, P. G. Gucciardi, A. Rozhin & A. C. Ferrari'Femtonewton Force Sensing with Optically Trapped Nanotubes', Nano Letters 8 3211-3216 (2008)

O. M. Maragó , P. G. Gucciardi, F. Bonaccorso, G. Calogero, V. Scardaci, A. Rozhin, A. C. Ferrari, P. H. Jones, R. Saija, F. Borghese, P. Denti & M. A. Iatì.  'Optical trapping of carbon nanotubes’, Physica E 40 2347-2351 (2008)

P. H. Jones, O. M. Maragó & E. P. J. Stride. 'Parametrization of trapping forces on microbubbles in scanning optical tweezers, Journal of Optics A: Pure & Applied Optics 9 S278-283 (2007)

P. H. Jones, E. Stride & N. Saffari, 'Trapping and manipulation of microscopic bubbles with a scanning optical tweezer', Applied Physics Letters 89 081113 (2006)

P. H. Jones, M. Goonasekera, D. R. Meacher, T. Jonckheere & T. S. Monteiro. Directed motion for delta-kicked atoms with broken symmetries: comparison between theory and experiment, Physical Review Letters 98 073002 (2007)

G. Hur, C. E. Creffield, P. H. Jones & T. S. Monteiro. Chaotic quantum ratchets and filters with cold atoms in optical lattices: Analysis using Floquet states, Physical Review A 72 013403 (2005)

P. H. Jones, M. Stocklin, G. Hur & T. S. Monteiro. 'Atoms in double-delta-kicked periodic potentials: chaos with long range correlations, Physical Review Letters 93 223002 (2004)

P. H. Jones, M. Goonasekera, H. E. Saunders-Singer & D. R. Meacher.Shifting the boundaries: pulse-shape effects in the atom-optics kicked rotor’, Europhysics Letters 67 928 (2004)

R. Gommers, P. Douglas, S. Bergamini, M. Goonasekera, P. H. Jones & F. Renzoni. Resonant activation in a nonadiabatically driven optical lattice’, Physical Review Letters 94 143001 (2005)

P. H. Jones, M. Goonasekera & F. Renzoni. Rectifying fluctuations in an optical lattice, Physical Review Letters 93 073904 (2004)

P. H. Jones, H. E. Saunders-Singer, S. Bergamini & D. R. Meacher. A moving mirror frequency modulator for cold atom spectroscopy, Review of Scientific Instruments 73 2549 (2002)

O. Morsch, P. H. Jones & D. R. Meacher. ‘Coherent transients in optical lattices, Physical Review A 61 023410 (2000)

PhD Theses

S. E. Skelton, 'Applications of cylindrical vector beams to optical micromanipulation', UCL PhD thesis (2013)

M. Sergides, 'Optical manipulation of micro- and nanoparticles using evanescent fields', UCL PhD thesis (2013)

Contact Phil Jones for information on, or reprints of any of these papers

'Optical trapping of carbon nanotubes with cylindrical vector beams' paper included in Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics 10 (2012)

UCL Optical Tweezers Group paper on optical squeezing of microbubbles included in IoPscience collection of featured articles, "chosen for their quality and recency".

'Brownian motion of graphene' paper featured in Graphene Times

UCL Optical Tweezers Group research has also been highlighted in 'Trapped nanotubes', Nature Photonics 2 645 (2008)

UCL Optical Tweezers Group's research on rotating trapped nanostructures has been highlighted in  'Optical tweezers: two in one', Nature Nanotechnology doi:10.1038/ nnano.2009.318

UCL Optical Tweezers Group's research on rotating trapped nanostructures has been featured in a  nanotechweb technology update, 'Light rotates nanorotors'

UCL Optical Tweezers Group's research on rotating trapped nanostructures has been featured in Topics in Particle and Dispersion Science (TPDSci)

UCL Optical Tweezers Group's research on trapped microbubbles has been featured in Topics in Particle and Dispersion Science (TPDSci)

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