A New Twist for Materials Science: The Formation of Chiral Structures Using the Angular Momentum of Light

Takashige Omatsu, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, Kohei Toyoda, Ryuji Morita, Yoshihiko Arita, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

Recent work has shown that irradiation with light possessing orbital angular momentum (OAM) and an associated phase singularity, that is an optical vortex, twists a variety of materials. These include silicon, azo-polymer, and even liquid-phase resins to form various helically structured materials. This article provides a review of the unique helical-structured materials created and the novel fundamental phenomena enabled by this interaction between both the spin angular momentum and the OAM of light with matter. Such light-induced helical-structured materials will potentially lead to advanced photonic devices, for instance, metamaterials for ultrasensitive detection and reactions for chiral chemical composites.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1801672
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Volume7
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 18

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Angular momentum
Materials science
materials science
angular momentum
orbitals
resins
Photonic devices
Metamaterials
liquid phases
Silicon
photonics
vortices
Polymers
Vortex flow
irradiation
composite materials
Resins
polymers
Irradiation
silicon

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Omatsu, Takashige ; Miyamoto, Katsuhiko ; Toyoda, Kohei ; Morita, Ryuji ; Arita, Yoshihiko ; Dholakia, Kishan. / A New Twist for Materials Science : The Formation of Chiral Structures Using the Angular Momentum of Light. In: Advanced Optical Materials. 2019 ; Vol. 7, No. 14.
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