Optical vortex trapping and the dynamics of partical rotation

Timo Nieminen, Simon Parkin, Theodor Asavei, Vincent Loke, Norman Heckenberg, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop

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New possibilities have recently emerged for producing optical beams with complex and intricate structures, and for the non-contact optical manipulation of matter. This book fully describes the electromagnetic theory, optical properties, methods and applications associated with this new technology. Detailed discussions are given of unique beam characteristics, such as optical vortices and other wavefront structures, the associated phase properties and photonic aspects, along with applications ranging from cold atom manipulation to optically driven micromachines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructured Light and Its Applications
EditorsDavid L Andrews
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Pages195 - 236
Number of pages42
ISBN (Print)9780123740274
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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