Smart light touch and optical antennas: From optical manipulation to cellular exploration (Erratum)

Hongbao Xin, Baojun Li, Luke P. Lee

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Publisher's Note: This paper, originally published on 11/5/2018, was replaced with a corrected/revised version 11/15/2018. If you downloaded the original PDF but are unable to access the revision, please contact SPIE Digital Library Customer Service for assistance. We present some recent developments using smart optical tools, such as optical fiber tweezers (OFTs) and plasmonic optical antennas, to explore the biological world. Using OFTs, which act as a smart light touch, we realized the stable trapping and flexible manipulation of single particles, bacteria, and cells. The trapping and multifunctional manipulation is demonstrated using different samples varying from mammalian cells to bacteria, nanotubes and to biomolecules, with sizes changing from several tens of micrometer to a few nanometer. The OFTs is also used for the stable trapping and patterning of multiple particles and cells, with the ability of biophotonic waveguides formation based on bacteria. In addition to the trapping and manipulation of cell individuals, we also demonstrated that smart optical tools, such as plasmonic optical antennas, are capable of cellular exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptoelectronic Devices and Integration VII
EditorsChangyuan Yu, Xuping Zhang, Baojun Li, Xinliang Zhang, Xinliang Zhang
ISBN (Electronic)9781510622265
StatePublished - 2018
EventOptoelectronic Devices and Integration VII 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: 11 Oct 201813 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceOptoelectronic Devices and Integration VII 2018

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  • Cellular exploration
  • Nanoplasmonic optical antennas
  • Optical fiber tweezers
  • Optical manipulation
  • Optical trapping


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