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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20544–20555

Shaping of light beams along curves in three dimensions

José A. Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva, Eugeny Abramochkin, and Izan Castro  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20544-20555 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020544


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Abstract

We present a method for efficient and versatile generation of beams whose intensity and phase are prescribed along arbitrary 3D curves. It comprises a non-iterative beam shaping technique that does not require solving inversion problems of light propagation. The generated beams have diffraction-limited focusing with high intensity and controlled phase gradients useful for applications such as laser micro-machining and optical trapping. Its performance and feasibility are experimentally demonstrated on several examples including multiple trapping of micron-sized particles.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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José A. Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva, Eugeny Abramochkin, and Izan Castro, "Shaping of light beams along curves in three dimensions," Opt. Express 21, 20544-20555 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-18-20544


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