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Raman optical activity by light with spin and orbital angular momentum
Author(s): Giovanni Milione; Jeff Secor; Greg Michel; Stefan Evans; Robert R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally investigate Raman optical activity in the scattering of light with spin and orbital angular momentum. Varying combinations of spin and orbital angular momentum of light, associated with circular polarization and the helical phase structure of Laguerre-Gaussian modes, respectively, are generated by transforming a cylindrical vector beam into a circular polarized Laguerre-Gaussian mode. Raman back scattered light of a circular polarized Laguerre-Gaussian beam propagating along the optic axis of a c-cut uniaxial birefringent quartz sample is collected with a spectrometer. The resulting Stokes shifted spectra is analyzed and discussed in relation to traditional Raman optical activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V, 79500H (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.872010
Show Author Affiliations
Giovanni Milione, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
Jeff Secor, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
Greg Michel, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
Stefan Evans, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)
Robert R. Alfano, The City College of the City Univ. of New York (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7950:
Complex Light and Optical Forces V
David L. Andrews; Enrique J. Galvez; Jesper Glückstad, Editor(s)

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