Dr Alexander Stilgoe

Research Fellow

Physics
Faculty of Science
stilgoe@physics.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69935

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Zhang, Shu, Gibson, Lachlan J., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Favre-Bulle, Itia A., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2017) Ultrasensitive rotating photonic probes for complex biological systems. Optica, 4 9: 1103-1108. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.4.001103

  • Gibson, Lachlan J., Zhang, Shu, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2017) Active rotational and translational microrheology beyond the linear spring regime. Physical Review E, 95 4: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.042608

  • Lenton, Isaac C. D., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina and Nieminen, Timo A. (2017) Visual guide to optical tweezers. European Journal of Physics, 38 3: . doi:10.1088/1361-6404/aa6271

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina, Asavei, Theodor, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Loke, Vincent L. Y., Vogel, Robert, Nieminen, Timo A. and Heckenberg, Norman R. (2013). Design of optically driven microrotors. In George K . Knopf and Yukitoshi Otani (Ed.), Optical Nano and Micro Actuator Technology (pp. 277-306) Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b13892

Journal Article

  • Zhang, Shu, Gibson, Lachlan J., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Favre-Bulle, Itia A., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2017) Ultrasensitive rotating photonic probes for complex biological systems. Optica, 4 9: 1103-1108. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.4.001103

  • Gibson, Lachlan J., Zhang, Shu, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2017) Active rotational and translational microrheology beyond the linear spring regime. Physical Review E, 95 4: . doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.042608

  • Lenton, Isaac C. D., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina and Nieminen, Timo A. (2017) Visual guide to optical tweezers. European Journal of Physics, 38 3: . doi:10.1088/1361-6404/aa6271

  • Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina, Forbes, Andrew, Berry, M. V., Dennis, M. R., Andrews, David L., Mansuripur, Masud, Denz, Cornelia, Alpmann, Christina, Banzer, Peter, Bauer, Thomas, Karimi, Ebrahim, Marrucci, Lorenzo, Padgett, Miles, Ritsch-Marte, Monika, Litchinitser, Natalia M., Bigelow, Nicholas P., Rosales-Guzman, C., Belmonte, A., Torres, J. P., Neely, Tyler W., Baker, Mark, Gordon, Reuven, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Romero, Jacquiline, White, Andrew G., Fickler, Robert, Willner, Alan E., Xie, Guodong, McMorran, Benjamin and Weiner, Andrew M. (2017) Roadmap on structured light. Journal of Optics, 19 1: . doi:10.1088/2040-8978/19/1/013001

  • Bui, Ann A. M., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Lenton, Isaac C. D., Gibson, Lachlan J., Kashchuk, Anatolii V. , Zhang, Shu, Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina and Nieminen, Timo A. (2016) Theory and practice of simulation of optical tweezers. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 195 66-75. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.12.026

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Kashchuk, Anatolii V., Preece, Daryl and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2016) An interpretation and guide to single-pass beam shaping methods using SLMs and DMDs. Journal of Optics, 18 6: . doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/6/065609

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2015) Energy, momentum and propagation of non-paraxial high-order Gaussian beams in the presence of an aperture. Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), 17 12: 125601.1-125601.12. doi:10.1088/2040-8978/17/12/125601

  • Taylor, Michael A., Waleed, Muhammad., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina. and Bowen, Warwick P. (2015) Enhanced optical trapping via structured scattering. Nature Photonics, 9 10: 669-673. doi:10.1038/nphoton.2015.160

  • du Preez-Wilkinson, Nathaniel, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Alzaidi, Thuraya, Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina and Nieminen, Timo A. (2015) Forces due to pulsed beams in optical tweezers: linear effects. Optics Express, 23 6: 7190-7208. doi:10.1364/OE.23.007190

  • Sadafi, M. H., Jahn, I., Stilgoe, A. B. and Hooman, K. (2015) A theoretical model with experimental verification for heat and mass transfer of saline water droplets. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 81 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.10.005

  • Bui, Ann A. M., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Khatibzadeh, Nima, Nieminen, Timo A., Berns, Michael W. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2015) Escape forces and trajectories in optical tweezers and their effect on calibration. Optics Express, 23 19: 24317-24330. doi:10.1364/OE.23.024317

  • Khatibzadeh, Nima, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Bui, Ann A. M., Rocha, Yesenia, Cruz, Gladys M., Loke, Vince, Shi, Linda Z., Nieminen, Timo A., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina and Berns, Michael W. (2014) Determination of motility forces on isolated chromosomes with laser tweezers. Scientific Reports, 4 6866: 1-9. doi:10.1038/srep06866

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Du Preez-Wilkinson, Nathaniel, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Loke, Vincent L.Y., Bui, Ann A.M. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2014) Optical tweezers: theory and modelling. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 146 59-80. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2014.04.003

  • Qi, Xiaoqiong, Nieminen, Timo A., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Loke, Vincent L. Y. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2014) Comparison of T-matrix calculation methods for scattering by cylinders in optical tweezers. Optics Letters, 39 16: 4827-4830. doi:10.1364/OL.39.004827

  • Loke, Vincent L. Y., Asavei, Theodor, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2014) Driving corrugated donut rotors with Laguerre-Gauss beams. Optics Express, 22 16: 19692-19706. doi:10.1364/OE.22.019692

  • Sadafi, M. H., Jahn, I., Stilgoe, A. B. and Hooman, K. (2014) Theoretical and experimental studies on a solid containing water droplet. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 78 25-33. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.06.064

  • Asavei, Theodor, Nieminen, Timo A., Loke, Vincent L. Y., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Bowman, Richard, Preece, Daryl, Padgett, Miles J., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2013) Optically trapped and driven paddle-wheel. New Journal of Physics, 15 063016: 1-17. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/6/063016

  • Bui, Ann A. M., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2013) Calibration of nonspherical particles in optical tweezers using only position measurement. Optics Letters, 38 8: 1244-1246. doi:10.1364/OL.38.001244

  • Cao, Yongyin, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Chen, Lixue, Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2012) Equilibrium orientations and positions of non-spherical particles in optical traps. Optics Express, 20 12: 12987-12996. doi:10.1364/OE.20.012987

  • Stilgoe, A. B., Heckenberg, N. R., Nieminen, T. A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H. (2011) Phase-transition-like properties of double-beam optical tweezers. Physical Review Letters, 107 24: 248101.1-248101.4. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.248101

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Loke, Vincent L. Y., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2011) T-matrix method for modelling optical tweezers. Journal of Modern Optics, 58 5-6: 528-544. doi:10.1080/09500340.2010.528565

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Loke, Vincent L. Y., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina R. (2009) The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers: Reply. Optics express, 17 4: 2661-2662. doi:10.1364/OE.17.002661

  • Funk, Maren, Parkin, Simon J., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2009) Constant power optical tweezers with controllable torque. Optics Letters, 34 2: 139-141. doi:10.1364/OL.34.000139

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2008) Angular momentum of a strongly focused Gaussian beam. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 10 11: 115005-1-115005-6. doi:10.1088/1464-4258/10/11/115005

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo A., Knöener, Gregor, Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2008) The effect of Mie resonances on trapping in optical tweezers. Optics Express, 16 19: 15039-15051. doi:10.1364/OE.16.015039

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Vincent Loke, Alexander Stilgoe, Gregor Knoener, Agatha Branczyk, Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2007) Optical tweezers computational toolbox. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 9 8: S196-S203. doi:10.1088/1464-4258/9/8/S12

Conference Publication

  • Kashchuk, Anatolii V., Bui, Ann A. M., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Carberry, David M., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina H. (2016). Measurements of particle-wall interaction forces using simultaneous position and force detection (Conference Presentation). In: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII. Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XIII, San Diego, CA, United States, (). 28 August-1 September 2016. doi:10.1117/12.2236419

  • Nieminen, Timo A., du Preez-Wilkinson, Nathaniel, Bui, Ann A. M., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Loke, Vincent L. Y. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2015). Theory and practice of computational modeling and simulation of optical tweezers. In: Optics in the Life Sciences. Optical Trapping Applications, OTA 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 12-15 April 2015. doi:10.1364/OTA.2015.OtM4E.5

  • Sadafi, M. H., Jahn, I., Stilgoe, A. B. and Hooman, K. (2014). An investigation of evaporation from single saline water droplets: experimental and theoretical approaches. In: Harun Chowdhury and Firoz Alam, Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (216.1-216.4). 8-11 December 2014.

  • Bui, Ann A. M., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Khatibzadeh, Nima, Nieminen, Timo A., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina and Berns, Michael W. (2014). Optical tweezers escape forces. In: Kishan Dholakia and Gabriel C. Spalding, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI. Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XI, San Diego, CA United States, (). 17-21 August 2014. doi:10.1117/12.2062805

  • Cao, Yongyin, Stilgoe, Alexander B., Stroet, Martin, Loke, Vincent L. Y., Chen, Lixue, Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2012). Computational modelling of optical tweezers with many degrees of freedom using dynamic simulation: cylinders, nanowires, and multiple particles. In: Kishan Dholakia and Gabriel C. Spalding, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX. Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, San Diego, United States, (84582V.1-84582V.8). 12-16 August 2012. doi:10.1117/12.930137

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Mallon, Michael J., Cao, Yongyin, Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2012). Optical tweezers toolbox: better, faster, cheaper; choose all three. In: Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX. Conference on Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation IX, San Diego, United States, (84582E.1-84582E.14). 12-16 August 2012. doi:10.1117/12.929365

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Stilgoe, Alexander B., Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2011). Not just energy, but momentum and angular momentum too: Mechanical effects in scattering. In: F. Borghese, P. Denti,, P. G. Gucciardi, M. A. Iatì, O. M. Maragò and R. Saija, Proceedings of the Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XIII Conference. Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference: ELS XIII 2011, Taormina, Italy, (C1V89S1P010.1-C1V89S1P010.4). 26-30 September 2011. doi:10.1478/C1V89S1P010

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Heckenberg, Norman R., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2011). Stability, scaling and temperature in double-well optical tweezers. In: Quantum Electronics Conference & Lasers and electro-optics (CLEO/IQEC/Pacific Rim), 2011 : incorporating the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology. International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2011 and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011, Sydney, NSW Australia, (1050-1052). 28 August - 1 September 2011. doi:10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6193985

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nguyen, Lan T. P., Nieminen, Timo A. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2011). Thermodynamics of optical tweezers. In: Quantum Electronics Conference & Lasers and electro-optics (CLEO/IQEC/Pacific Rim), 2011 : incorporating the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology. International Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2011 and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO Pacific Rim 2011, Sydney, NSW Australia, (2018-2020). 28 August - 1 September 2011. doi:10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194164

  • Nieminen, Timo A., Alexander Stilgoe, Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2010). Approximate and exact modeling of optical trapping. In: Kishan Dholakia and Gabriel C. Spalding, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., (77622V-1-77622V-8). 1-5 August, 2010. doi:10.1117/12.861880

  • Stilgoe, Alexander B., Nieminen, Timo, Heckenberg, Norman R. and Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina (2009). To hop or not to hop-that is the question. In: ACOLS ACOFT. ACOLS ACOFT 09, The University of Adelaide, (20-21). 29/11/09 - 3/12/09.

  • Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Halina, Asavei, Theodor, Parkin, Simon, Stilgoe, Alex, Loke, Vince, Nieminen, Timo and Heckenberg, Norman (2008). Can optically driven micromachines be useful in biomedicine? Optical tweezers at work. In: Optical Fiber Communication & Optoelectronic Exposition & Conference, 2008. AOE 2008. Asia. Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, AOE 2008, Shanghai, China, (). 30 October - 2 November 2008.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision