Welcome to the Optical Manipulation and Bioimaging homepage.
Optical trapping is a method for non-mechanical manipulation of small particles.
Small objects (such as glass-spheres, silver particles, bacteria or cells)
can be trapped using focused laserlight. The method has many applications in
various fields of physics and biology.
Research around optical traps is carried out at the atomic physics group at
Göteborg University. Currently, we run
research projects concerning optical tweezers and optical levitation.
The group is always interested in graduation-project students.
If you are seeking a graduation project ("exjobb"), please contact
Optical tweezers research equipment is also used in laborations
in various courses, such as Advanced Experimental Physics and Applied Optics.