Using Air to Amplify Light

A new technology to amplify light in the latest hollow-core optical fibers

Optical Tweezers for Photonic Nanosoldering

Optical traps are able to manipulate, align, and assemble metal-seeded nanowire building blocks in a range of organic solvents

A New Force for Optical Tweezers

Intra-cavity feedback force will greatly reduce the amount of light used by optical tweezers

New Form of a Laser for Sound

New approach for a phonon laser could lead to breakthroughs in sensing and information processing

Optical Tweezers Combined with X-Rays

Nanoscale ​tractor beams used to hold and manipulate crystals in solution

Levitating Objects with Light

Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales

New Technique for Optical Tweezers

Optical trapping platform uses hydrodynamic forces to exert nanoscale-precision control over aqueous particles

How to Improve Optical Tweezers

A powerful algorithm for microscopic force reconstruction retrieves the force field acting on a Brownian particle

First Flexible Optical Tweezer

New approach of optical traps for medical diagnostics

Optical Tweezer Assembles Electronic Components

Cost-effective optical manipulation platform suitable for mass production of electronic and light-based devices