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Optical Manipulation and Bioimaging  
Atomic Physics » Research » Optical Manipulation and Bioimaging
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 us.

Optical tweezers research equipment is also used in laborations in various courses, such as Advanced Experimental Physics and Applied Optics.



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