A Possible Manipulation of a Biological Cell by a Laser Beam Focused through Optical Fiber

Kozo TAGUCHI  Kentaro ATSUTA  Takeshi NAKATA  Masahiro IKEDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.4   pp.664-667
Publication Date: 2000/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optoelectronics
optical fiber,  single laser beam trapping,  optical manipulation,  biological cell,  

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Biological object could be trapped by a single laser beam from an optical fiber end inserted at an angle to a sample chamber. Separation/coupling of an individual biological cell was easily achieved using plural optical fibers. From these experimental results, we verify that fiber optic trapping technology can provide new and novel tools for the manipulation of microorganisms and cells without physical contact.