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Optical trapping of spermatozoa using Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes

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Raktim Dasgupta, Sunita Ahlawat, Ravi Shanker Verma, Sunita Shukla, Pradeep Kumar Gupta

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Laser Biomedical Applications and Instrumentation Division, Indore-452013, India

J. Biomed. Opt. 15(6), 065010 (December 17, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3526362
History: Received May 25, 2010; Revised October 21, 2010; Accepted November 01, 2010; Published December 17, 2010; Online December 17, 2010
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We report results of a study on the use of Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) modes for optical trapping of spermatozoa. The results show that for a given trap beam power the first-order LG mode (LG01) leads to lower photodamage to the cells without compromising the trapping efficiency.

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Raktim Dasgupta ; Sunita Ahlawat ; Ravi Shanker Verma ; Sunita Shukla and Pradeep Kumar Gupta
"Optical trapping of spermatozoa using Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes", J. Biomed. Opt. 15(6), 065010 (December 17, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3526362


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