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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