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Lin Li

Professor Lin Li

Research Fellow

Organisation

University of Manchester

Research summary

During the period 1April 2016 – 31 March 2017 ), a new discovery was made (patent pending) that the use of laser tweezers at an infrared (thus invisible to human eye) wavelength we can hold and position a transparent microsphere lens over a target surface in a liquid environment and give super-resolution images (using a different, visible light source for target illumination) of target material structures. This work was presented at OSA conference on Bio Optics – Design and Applications, San Diego 25-April 2017. Another significant advance (patent pending) is attaching a microsphere lens to a microscope objective allowing non-contact super-resolution imaging with an optical magnification of over x400 to x600, so far not achievable with other microscope objective lenses. This work was also presented at OSA conference on Bio Optics – Design and Applications, San Diego 25-April 2017.

Grants awarded

Particle Lens-based Laser Nano-fabrication and Super-resolution Imaging

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: May 2014 - Apr 2019

Value: £35,000

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