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Orbital angular momentum of inhomogeneous electromagnetic field produced by polarized optical beams
Author(s): Igor I. Mokhun; Alexander Mokhun; Ju Viktorovskaya; Dan Cojoc; Oleg V. Angelsky; Enzo Di Fabrizio
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that the polarization singularities of vector field are connected with the presence or absence of the angular momentum of electromagnetic field. In the vicinity of C-point the orbital angular momentum is observed. Direction of influence of such orbital angular momentum is defined by the sign of topological charge of vibration phase in this area. Spin angular momentum of a field vanishes on the s-contour. At the same time similar momentum appears if the resulting field is formed by the waves with different wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5514, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation, (18 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559628
Show Author Affiliations
Igor I. Mokhun, Chernivtsy National Univ. (Ukraine)
Alexander Mokhun, Chernivtsy National Univ. (Ukraine)
Ju Viktorovskaya, Chernivtsy National Univ. (Ukraine)
Dan Cojoc, INFM (Italy)
ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A (Italy)
Politechnic Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Oleg V. Angelsky, Chernivtsy National Univ. (Ukraine)
Enzo Di Fabrizio, INFM (Italy)
ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5514:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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