Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (XIOPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a laser optical tweezers micro-operation instrument for University of Toronto, Canada.
Laser optical tweezers is a new type of optical micro-manipulation and micro-machining system. It introduces laser to the microscope acting on micro-objects, use laser to achieve the clamping, operating and processing of tiny particles, and will convert the micro-process observed under the microscope into digital video images the computer can process through CCD image sensor and image acquisition card.
It is a set of optical mechanical and electrical integration equipment used in modern research and teaching and has a wide range of applications in a number of subject areas related to small particles such as life sciences, cell engineering, cell biology, molecular immunology, genetic engineering, reproductive medicine, micro devices, micro-processing, dispersion system, pharmacy, environment-protecting, etc.
In recent years, the research team led by YAO Baoli in State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics has launched laser optical tweezers, femtosecond laser scalpel, Micro-spectrometer and other researches. On the basis of successful capture and master the core technology, the research team developed products of laser optical tweezers with own intellectual property rights.
The laser optical tweezers micro-operation instrument developed by XIOPM has many advantages, such as great capture power, high precision operation, the realization of low magnification lens capturing particles, easy upgrading system and low cost.