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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 16 — Aug. 12, 2002
  • pp: 844–852

Moving interference patterns created using the angular Doppler-effect

J. Arlt, M. MacDonald, L. Paterson, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia, and K. Volke-Sepulveda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 16, pp. 844-852 (2002)

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We use the angular Doppler-effect to obtain stable frequency shifts from below one Hertz to hundreds of Hertz in the optical domain, constituting a control of 1 part in 1014. For the first time, we use these very small frequency shifts to create continuous motion in interference patterns including the scanning of linear fringe patterns and the rotation of the interference pattern formed from a Laguerre-Gaussian beam. This enables controlled lateral and rotational movement of trapped particles.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

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Original Manuscript: June 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2002
Published: August 12, 2002

J. Arlt, Michael MacDonald, L. Paterson, W. Sibbett, K. Dholakia, and K. Volke-Sepulveda, "Moving interference patterns created using the angular Doppler-effect," Opt. Express 10, 844-852 (2002)

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