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Transfer of angular momentum to absorbing particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity
Author(s): Marlies E. J. Friese; Hao He; N. R. Heckenberg; Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
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Paper Abstract

Phase singularities in laser beams carry angular momentum due to the associated helical wavefront structure. This angular momentum can be transferred to absorbing particles trapped in the beam, setting them into rotation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239174
Show Author Affiliations
Marlies E. J. Friese, Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Hao He, Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
N. R. Heckenberg, Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Univ. of Queensland (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2792:
Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers
Neal Broadus Abraham; Yakov I. Khanin, Editor(s)

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