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The Optical Society

Holographic UV Laser Microsurgery

Caption: Time-lapse microscopy of a fruit fly epithelium in which a single cell is isolated from the remainder of the cell sheet using a single holographically-shaped laser pulse. The cell-to-be-isolated is marked with an asterisk in the first frame. Subsequent frames are at 6 s and 70 s after ablation.

Credit: Aroshan K. Jayasinghe

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