Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Optics Express & JOSA B: Joint Special Issue on Optical Trapping

The OSA Technical Group on Optical Cooling and Trapping is organizing a joint special issue of the journals Optics Express and the Journal of the Optical Society of America B.  Topics for the special issues include, but are not limited to, the physics and application of laser cooling, electromagnetic trapping and other radiative manipulation of neutral atoms, ions, dielectric particles and nanostructures.  Subissions for the joint Special Issue will open on 01 November 2014 and close on 05 January 2015, with publication scheduled for early in 2015.  The Guest Editors for the Special Issue will be:

Antonio A. R. Neves (Federal University of ABC, Brazil)
Philip H. Jones (UCL, UK)
Onofrio M. Maragò (CNR-IPCF, Italy

SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

Last week Chris F attended the Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation (OTOM) XI conference, as part of SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014 in San Diego.  Chris presented a poster on "Multi-scale manipulation of microbubbles employing simultaneous optical and acoustical trapping" based on work from the NPL-UCL-Oxford microbubble trapping project.  You can see movies from the experiments described in his poster below: