Robust trapping and manipulation of airborne particles with a bottle beam. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate that micron-sized light-absorbing particles can be trapped and transported photophoretically in air using an optical bottle formed inside the focal volume of a lens with a controlled amount of spherical aberration. This optical fiber-based single beam trap can be used in numerous applications where true 3D manipulation and delivery of airborne micro-objects is required.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

altmetric score

  • 5.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Shvedov, V. G., Hnatovsky, C., Rode, A. V., & Krolikowski, W.

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Shvedov, Vladlen G||Hnatovsky, Cyril||Rode, Andrei V||Krolikowski, Wieslaw

publication date

  • August 2011