Yuanjie Pang / Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Jie Ma / Sun-Yat-Sen University, 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. This special topic session 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.

Keynote Speakers:

Reuven Gordon / University of Victoria, Canada

Michelle Wang / Cornell University, U.S.A

Ai-Qun Liu / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Invited Speakers:

  1. Jie Ma / Sun-Yat-Sen University, China.
  2. Hongwu Tang / Wuhan University, China.
  3. Lei Gong / University of Science and Technology of China, China.
  4. Hongbao Xin / Jinan University, China.
  5. Guanghui Wang / Nanking University, China
  6. Shaohua Tao / Central South University, China
  7. Baoli Yao / Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics of CAS, China
  8. Wuzhou Song / Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China