Optical vortices: Optical manipulation to crystal dislocations

Michael P. MacDonald, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

Optical vortices are an interesting phenomenon, showing analogous behaviour to other vortices and screw dislocations found in physics and having many applications. We review here some of our work on optical vortices; covering their production, their use in manipulating low-refractive index micro-particles, the effects seen because of the orbital angular momentum contained within such beams and interfering optical vortices with associated applications. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-513
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Volume468
Issue number7-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • optical vortices
  • Laguerre-Gaussian beams
  • optical manipulation
  • phase singularities
  • ORBITAL ANGULAR-MOMENTUM
  • LAGUERRE-GAUSSIAN MODES
  • INTERFERENCE PATTERNS
  • PHASE-STRUCTURE
  • LASER MODES
  • PARTICLES
  • LIGHT
  • BEAMS
  • TWEEZERS
  • VORTEX

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