Mechanical properties of beams resulting from superposition and interference of different modes are studied. Local energy and angular momenta of such multimode beams can be tuned. We propose some experiments and an interferometric measurement scheme.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
R. Zambrini, "Multimode Light in Action," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper FWY1.
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