We demonstrate and discuss a state of light with purely transverse angular momentum - a photonic wheel - generated by tight focusing of polarization tailored light. We use an experimental nanoprobing technique to measure the corresponding distribution.
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P. Banzer, M. Neugebauer, A. Aiello, C. Marquardt, N. Lindlein, T. Bauer, and G. Leuchs, "Demonstration of a State of Light with Purely Transverse Angular Momentum," in The Rochester Conferences on Coherence and Quantum Optics and the Quantum Information and Measurement meeting, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper T2A.1.
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