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Vortex beams and optical activity of sucrose
Author(s): Ethan Bendau; Lin Zhang; Richard Gozali; Solyman Ashrafi; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

We describe methods of Raman spectroscopy for resolving mono crystalline sucrose using vortex laser beam modes with circular polarization. Research up to this point has led to controversy as to whether beams carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM) are capable of interacting with chiral matter, but there is also a general lack of experimental or theoretical research into the interaction of vortex beams carrying OAM or vector beams with vibrational modes in matter. Our attempts to detect and measure interactions with sucrose in crystal form mediated by OAM have resulted in findings that indicate a worthy path for future inquiry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10120, Complex Light and Optical Forces XI, 1012004 (27 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251493
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Ethan Bendau, The City College of New York (United States)
Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (United States)
Lin Zhang, The City College of New York (United States)
Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (United States)
Richard Gozali, The City College of New York (United States)
Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (United States)
Solyman Ashrafi, NxGen Partners (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, The City College of New York (United States)
Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10120:
Complex Light and Optical Forces XI
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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