31 May 2011 Special Issue of Nature Photonics

Review article on nano-
tweezers by the group of Romain Quidant in a special issue focused on optical manipulation.
The June 2011 special focus issue of Nature Photonics is devoted to optical manipulation. ICFO researchers Dr. Matheu Juan, Dr. Maurizio Righini and ICREA Prof. Romain Quidant contribute with a review article about Plasmon nano-optical tweezers.

The authors review the recent advances in the field of plasmon-based optical trapping and discuss the potential applications of plasmon nano-tweezers to bioscience and quantum optics. These applications range from the development of integrated analytical platforms known as ‘lab-on-a-chip’ to the manipulation of single quantum nanoobjects for quantum information and quantum simulation.