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PHYS 564 Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation

Theory of optical forces within geometrical optics and dipole approximations. Mie scattering. Elements of T-matrix, finite-difference time domain (FDTD) and discrete dipole approximation (DDA). Brownian motion. Building an optical tweezers. Calibration of an optical tweezers. Applications of optical tweezers to the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, spectroscopy, optofluidics, lab on a chip, statistical physics, nanothermodynamics, plasmonics, atom trapping, atom cooling, and quantum mesoscale physics. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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