Optical paddle - a new microtool for optical tweezers

Weronika Lamperska

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Weronika Lamperska got her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Optics and now continues her education as a PhD student in the field of Physics at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland. In 2017 she was awarded with a Diamond Grant founded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This project focuses on constructing novel microtools expanding the concept of optical trapping and manipulation. She has invented a method of measuring fluid viscosity with the use of an oscillating microbead. Furthermore, within the fruitful collaboration with bioengineers she works on studying mechanical properties of cancer cells.


Optical tweezers are the device which makes use of tightly focused laser light to optically trap and precisely manipulate the specimen in microscale. The examined object can be either trapped itself or studied with an... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Weronika Lamperska (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
  2. Sławomir Drobczyński (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
  3. Piotr Wasylczyk (University of Warsaw)
  4. Jan Masajada (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)

Topic Areas

Nano-Optomechanics , Optical sensing from solid state to bio-medicine


OS1a-2 » Optical sensing from solid state to bio-medicine (15:00 - Monday, 1st October, ROOM 2)

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