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Optical Trapping
published by the Simon Fraser University Department of Physics
Designed for a fourth-year biological physics laboratory, Phys 433, at Simon Fraser University.  Contact Nancy Forde (nforde@sfu.ca) or John Bechhoefer (johnb@sfu.ca) for further information.

OBJECTIVES
• Learn the physics behind how an optical trap works
• Apply different techniques to determine the stiffness of an optical trap
• Learn about how thermal fluctuations impact a bead's motion, and how an optical
trap attenuates the bead's motion at certain frequencies
• Determine how experimental variables can be used to change the stiffness of an optical
trap
• Learn how power spectral analysis can be used to determine the rotation frequency of
E. coli
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
- Biophysics
Optics
- Modern Optics
= Lasers
= Physical Optics
Quantum Physics
- Quantum Experiments
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Laboratory
= Student Guide
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Eye Protection Must be Worn   Laser Beam  


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Metadata instance created August 25, 2015 by Nancy Forde
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October 15, 2015 by Ramon Torres-Isea
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Simon Fraser University Department of Physics. Optical Trapping. Burnaby, British Columbia: Simon Fraser University Department of Physics, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13735&DocID=4161 (accessed 17 December 2017).
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