Aberration correction in an optical trapping system using a deformable membrane mirror

Muellenbroich, Caroline and McAlinden, Niall and Wright, Amanda (2011) Aberration correction in an optical trapping system using a deformable membrane mirror. In: Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII, 2011-10-16 - 2011-10-20.

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Abstract

We investigate the capabilities of a deformable mirror at improving lateral trapping force by correcting for aberrations. The optimum mirror shape was determined with a genetic algorithm using bead displacement from equilibrium as a merit factor.