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Contact: Andrew Myers
Stanford School of Engineering

New Optical Tweezer Design

Caption: This illustration shows the new aperture design (left) with two layers of silver separated by another of silicon dioxide. The structure focuses light in a novel way to trap particles smaller than ever before. The focused beams are shown in the illustration on the right.

Credit: Amr Saleh, Stanford School of Engineering

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