Nanoscale optical tweezer system by Optofluidics

NanoTweezer system from Optofluidics, with system design and manufacturing guidance from Avo Photonics

The NanoTweezer system from Optofluidics (Philadelphia, PA), with system design and manufacturing guidance from Avo Photonics (Horsham, PA), includes a microscope flow system that sits on top of a microscope platform, removable waveguide chips that insert into the flow system, and a benchtop control unit. The system uses a 1060 nm laser beam to capture nanoscale objects floated in fluid, such as individual cells, viruses, single bacteria, nucleic acids, metal nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and some proteins.  Photonic resonator chips create a miniscule aperture in the near-field, allowing the beam to attract particles as small as 5 nm.

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