The book "Optical Tweezers" is published

December 3rd, 2015

New book on optical tweezers

A new book on optical tweezers is available!

Optical Tweezers: Principles and Applications by Philip H. Jones, Onofrio M. Maragò and Giovanni Volpe.

Combining state-of-the-art research with a strong pedagogic approach, this text provides
a detailed and complete guide to the theory, practice and applications of optical tweezers.
In-depth derivation of the theory of optical trapping and numerical modelling of optical
forces are supported by a complete step-by-step design and construction guide for building
optical tweezers, with detailed tutorials on collecting and analysing data. Also included are
comprehensive reviews of optical tweezers research in fields ranging from cell biology to
quantum physics. Featuring numerous exercises and problems throughout, this is an ideal
self-contained learning package for advanced lecture and laboratory courses, and an
invaluable guide to practitioners wanting to enter the field of optical manipulation. The text
is supplemented by this website, a forum for discussion and a source of additional material
including free-to-download, customisable research-grade software (OTS) for calculation of
optical forces, digital video microscopy, optical tweezers calibration and holographic optical

Philip H. Jones is Reader in Physics at University College London where he leads the Optical
Tweezers research group.

Onofrio M. Maragò is Researcher at the Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici (CNR-IPCF)
in Messina, Italy, where he leads the Optical Trapping research group.

Giovanni Volpe is Assistant Professor at Bilkent University where he is head of the Soft Matter Lab.

Cambridge University Press
published in December 2015
ISBN: 9781107051164
246 x 189 mm
568 pp. 194 b/w illus. 18 tables

Optical Tweezers: Principles and Applications website

@ Cambridge University Press


Optical Tweezers Book Cover