Observation of the simultaneous transfer of the spin and orbital angular momentum of light to an optically trapped particle

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, K. Dholakia

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Abstract

We observe the simultaneous spinning and orbital motion of a microscopic particle trapped off-axis in a high-order Bessel beam. Quantitative measurements relating the spin and orbital angular momentum content of the light beam acting on the particle are reported. Experimental results were in agreement with the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 5 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

Conference

ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson
Period03/10/5 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2003 Optical Society of America

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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