Optical trapping and imaging using computer generated holograms
Computer generated holograms afford an interactive and flexible way to modify light beams. In this talk I will describe two different applications of computer generated holograms; holographic optical tweezers, and parallel super resolution STED imaging.
In both applications holograms are created by a spatial light modulator and are used both to shape the beam, align the beam and correct for aberrations. I will conclude with a study of non-equilibrium dynamics done by holographic optical tweezers.