Biomechanical studies of living cells using the optical stretcher

Carolyn L. Posey, Meg M. Marquardt, Russell P. Wolfe, Michael G. Nichols

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Abstract

The optical stretcher is a novel biophotonic device capable of trapping and stretching individual biological cells. A geometrical optics model of force generation is used to determine cellular elasticity. Laser induced heating is carefully considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)1557528187, 9781557528186
StatePublished - 2006
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2006Oct 10 2006

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OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2006
CountryUnited States
CityRochester, NY
Period10/10/0610/10/06

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Geometrical optics
geometrical optics
Stretching
Elasticity
elastic properties
trapping
Cells
Heating
heating
Lasers
lasers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Posey, C. L., Marquardt, M. M., Wolfe, R. P., & Nichols, M. G. (2006). Biomechanical studies of living cells using the optical stretcher. In Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2006 Optical Society of America.

Biomechanical studies of living cells using the optical stretcher. / Posey, Carolyn L.; Marquardt, Meg M.; Wolfe, Russell P.; Nichols, Michael G.

Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2006. Optical Society of America, 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Posey, CL, Marquardt, MM, Wolfe, RP & Nichols, MG 2006, Biomechanical studies of living cells using the optical stretcher. in Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2006. Optical Society of America, Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2006, Rochester, NY, United States, 10/10/06.
Posey CL, Marquardt MM, Wolfe RP, Nichols MG. Biomechanical studies of living cells using the optical stretcher. In Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2006. Optical Society of America. 2006
Posey, Carolyn L. ; Marquardt, Meg M. ; Wolfe, Russell P. ; Nichols, Michael G. / Biomechanical studies of living cells using the optical stretcher. Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2006. Optical Society of America, 2006.
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