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July 20, 2019
August 8, 2019

Acceptance Notification

September 25, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline

 October 15, 2019

Postdeadline Paper

 October 16, 2019

Conference Date

November 11-14, 2019




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Supporting Journal

Workshop 01: Optical Forces, Trapping, Manipulation and Related Applications

DATE: 9/24/2019

Workshop 01
Optical Forces, Trapping, Manipulation and Related Applications

November 11, 2019 Wuhan, China



Aiqun Liu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Jie Ma
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Yuanjie Pang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

The optical forces originated from the exchange of photon momentum, as well as optical traps formed by a restoring optical force field, have allowed for gentle and precise manipulation of micro- and nanoparticles. The optical trapping technique shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018 particularly for its innumerous applications in the broad field of biophotonics. The Optical Forces, Trapping, Manipulation and Related Applications Workshop is open to all topics related to novel methods of the formation of optical forces and traps, the realization of new functionalities such as particle sorting and optofluidics, single particle and single molecule characterizations, as well as applications in biology and other fields.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Optical forces and trapping;
Optical manipulations;
Holographic optical tweezers;
Near field optical trapping techniques;
Beam shaping and optical trapping;
3D microscopy and micromanipulations;
Light-matter momentum exchange;
Optical potential wells;
Single molecule biology;
Angular optical tweezers;

Invited Speakers

Wei Cheng, University of Michigan, USA

Title: Optical tweezers as versatile tools for the study of biological nanoparticles

Abstract: The capability to optically trap and manipulate a single biological nanoparticle such as a human virus in aqueous suspension opens up opportunities for the characterization of these entities with unprecedented details at single particle level.
Lei Gong, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Title: Optical Manipulation of Cells inside Living Animals

Abstract: We will give a brief introduction to the recent advances in optical manipulation of cells in living animals as well as the challenges.
Yong-Qing Li, East Carolina University, USA

Title: Combination of optical trapping and Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of nano- and micro-sized particles in aqueous and air environment

Abstract: Optical tweezers has been combined with Raman spectroscopy such that biochemical properties of the optically trapped living cells and nano- or micro-sized particles suspended in aqueous and air environment can be characterized in real-time.
Aiqun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title: What’s matter between light and liquid

Abstract: After reviewing the state-of-the-art integrated optofluidic systems, we introduce an optofluidic-waveguide-based transformation optics device, and demonstrate novel wave-focusing and interference phenomena realized by laminar liquid flow in an optofluidic channel, followed by their potential applications.
Jie Ma, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Title: Optical tweezers as a powerful tool for the study of biomolecular mechanics: one molecule at a time and from force to torque

Abstract: Optical tweezers have gained great success in single-molecule mechanics studies. Here I will introduce our recent work on using the conventional optical tweezers and advanced optical torque wrench to study DNA/RNA mechanics and RNA polymerases.
Wuzhou Song, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Title: Silicon metasurface for directional emission and optical trapping

Abstract: Joule loss is a major issue for plasmonic enhanced optical tweezer. Therefore we proposed a Nano-antenna with multiple silicon-rings, which generate strong near-field hotspots with ultralow heat generation.
Hongwu Tang, Wuhan University, China

Title: Optical trapping assisted bead-based assay for biomarkers with anti-Stokes luminescent nanotags

Abstract: Optical tweezers assisted bead-based assay was constructed with anti-Stokes luminescent nanotags, by which cancer biomarkers in human serums and tissues were detected and cancer cells flowing in a microfluidic channel were sorted with high-througput.
Shaohua Tao, Central South University, China

Title: Optical tweezers based on the complex amplitude beam shaping

Abstract: 基于复振幅整形方法,实现了微粒在样品台上自动沿指定路径移动的光镊操控。
Guanghui Wang, Nanjing University, China

Title: Optofluidic manipulation and sorting of micro-nanoparticles by using a moving potential well

Abstract: By considering the Brownian motion of objects from a statistic perspective, we will present the optofluidic trapping and manipulation of micro-nanoparticles on optical nanostructures and investigate the critical trapping threshold of a moving potential well.
Hongbao Xin, Jinan University, China

Title: Tapered optical fiber: from optical manipulation to biophotonic device assembly

Abstract: Here, I will present our recent work using smart optical probes, such as optical fiber tweezers and plasmonic optical antennas, to explore the biological world, from optical manipulation and biophotonic device assembly to intracellular exploration.
Baoli Yao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS, China

Title: Holographic optical tweezers for optical trapping and manipulation

Abstract: A compact holographic optical tweezers was built with a modified Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm to form computer generated holograms for generation of 3D structures of optical fields used for optical trapping and manipulation of particles.
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