While spherical particles have been widely used as probes for optical trapping, non-spherical objects are only rarely considered though they exhibit important features for biocompatible trapping scenarios or complex assemblies. Here, we demonstrate the use of nonspherical nano-containers as probes for force sensing and as basic building blocks for complex assemblies. Employing holographic optical tweezers, arbitrary nanoarchitectures are optomechanically fabricated, among them dynamic optical waveguides or permanent microconstructions.

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