Dynamic size tuning of multidimensional optically bound matter

O. Brzobohaty, V. Karasek, T. Cizmar, P. Zemanek

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    We generate and dynamically control one-, two- and three-dimensional optically bound structures of soft matter in the geometry of counter-propagating incoherent laser beams. We report results for the Bessel, Gaussian, and Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes and particularly focus on the influence of the lateral dimensions of the beam profile on the resulting self-arranged optically bound structures. Employing the transfer of the orbital angular momentum of light in the Laguerre-Gaussian beams, we show that optically bound structures can conserve their spatial arrangements even while orbiting along the beam circumference.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberARTN 101105
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2011


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