Creating and probing of a perfect vortex in situ with an optically trapped particle

Mingzhou Chen, Michael Mazilu, Yoshihiko Arita, Ewan M. Wright, Kishan Dholakia

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Abstract

We experimentally create a ‘perfect’ vortex beam, which has a uniform ring profile and fixed radius. In contrast with other vortex fields, the intensity profile is independent of its topological charge. We then correct this field in situ using a single trapped particle as a probe. This results in a constant angular velocity for the particle regardless of its position on the beam circumference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Review
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1

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Chen, Mingzhou ; Mazilu, Michael ; Arita, Yoshihiko ; Wright, Ewan M. ; Dholakia, Kishan. / Creating and probing of a perfect vortex in situ with an optically trapped particle. In: Optical Review. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 162-165.
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