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Optical Tweezers
Principles and Applications

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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2017
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107051164

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  • Combining state-of-the-art research with a strong pedagogic approach, this text provides a detailed and complete guide to the theory, practice and applications of optical tweezers. In-depth derivation of the theory of optical trapping and numerical modelling of optical forces are supported by a complete step-by-step design and construction guide for building optical tweezers, with detailed tutorials on collecting and analysing data. Also included are comprehensive reviews of optical tweezers research in fields ranging from cell biology to quantum physics. Featuring numerous exercises and problems throughout, this is an ideal self-contained learning package for advanced lecture and laboratory courses, and an invaluable guide to practitioners wanting to enter the field of optical manipulation. The text is supplemented by www.opticaltweezers.org, a forum for discussion and a source of additional material including free-to-download, customisable research-grade software (OTS) for calculation of optical forces, digital video microscopy, optical tweezers calibration and holographic optical tweezers.

    • Cuts the construction time and costs needed for experimental realisation of optical tweezers set-ups
    • Readers can jump-start their own research as a result of the comprehensive outline of a broad range of optical tweezers research applications
    • Participate in discussions with the authors and other readers and access additional material via the book's official website, www.opticaltweezers.org
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    'Given the vast breadth of the subject, the title of the book may sound ambitious, yet the result is compelling. The authors are recognized experts in the field and have succeeded in combining a detailed textbook and a comprehensive encyclopedia of optical tweezers in one volume. The book is written at a high professional level and can serve as the basis of a graduate lecture course. The numerous exercises and problems of varying complexity included in Parts I and II will undoubtedly prove to be very instructive, while choosing specific applications from the great selection in Part III can help the instructor tailor the lecture course to the needs of a particular research field. The book also serves as a friendly user guide to a public-domain MatLab software toolbox available at www.opticaltweezers.org and called the Optical Tweezers Software (OTS).' Michael I. Mishchenko, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

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    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107051164
    • length: 561 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 196 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • contains: 194 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2017
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Theory:
    2. Ray optics
    3. Dipole approximation
    4. Optical beams and focusing
    5. Electromagnetic theory
    6. Computational methods
    7. Brownian motion
    Part II. Practice:
    8. Building an optical tweezers
    9. Data acquisition and optical tweezers calibration
    10. Photonic force microscope
    11. Wavefront engineering and holographic optical tweezers
    12. Advanced techniques
    Part III. Applications:
    13. Single molecule biophysics
    14. Cell biology
    15. Spectroscopy
    16. Optofluidics and lab on a chip
    17. Colloid science
    18. Microchemistry
    19. Aerosol science
    20. Statistical physics
    21. Nanothermodynamics
    22. Plasmonics
    23. Nanostructures
    24. Laser cooling and trapping of atoms
    25. Towards the quantum regime at the mesoscale
    Index.

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    Optical Tweezers

    Philip H. Jones, Onofrio M. Maragò, Giovanni Volpe

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  • Authors

    Philip H. Jones, University College London
    Philip Jones is Reader in Physics at University College London where he leads the Optical Tweezers research group.

    Onofrio M. Maragò, Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR-IPCF), Italy
    Onofrio Maragò is Researcher at the Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici (CNR-IPCF) in Messina, Italy, where he leads the Optical Trapping research group.

    Giovanni Volpe, Bilkent University, Ankara
    Giovanni Volpe is Assistant Professor at Bilkent University where he is head of the Soft Matter Lab.

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