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By Mishkat Bhattacharya
Rochester Institute of Technology 

Experiments with optical tweezers race to test the laws of quantum mechanics


November 8, 2018

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Mishkat Bhattacharya, Rochester Institute of Technology and Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester

(THE CONVERSATION) One might think that the optical tweezer – a focused laser beam that can trap small particles – is old hat by now. After all, the tweezer was invented by Arthur Ashkin in 1970. And he received the Nobel Prize for it this year - presumably after its main implications had been realized during the last half-century.

Amazingly, this is far from true. The optical...

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