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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26335–26340

Optical vault: A reconfigurable bottle beam based on conical refraction of light

A. Turpin, V. Shvedov, C. Hnatovsky, Yu. V. Loiko, J. Mompart, and W. Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26335-26340 (2013)

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We employ conical refraction of light in a biaxial crystal to create an optical bottle for photophoretic trapping and manipulation of particles in gaseous media. We show that by only varying the polarization state of the input light beam the optical bottle can be opened and closed in order to load and unload particles in a highly controllable manner.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2013
Published: October 25, 2013

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A. Turpin, V. Shvedov, C. Hnatovsky, Yu. V. Loiko, J. Mompart, and W. Krolikowski, "Optical vault: A reconfigurable bottle beam based on conical refraction of light," Opt. Express 21, 26335-26340 (2013)

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