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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1337–1340

Transverse angular momentum and transverse barycenter shift of a focused light field due to nonuniform input angular momentum

Wenguo Zhu and Weilong She  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1337-1340 (2014)

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We calculate the spin, intrinsic and extrinsic orbital angular momenta, as well as the barycenter of the focal field after a high-NA lens and find that, when the input beam is with nonuniform angular momentum (AM), the focal field carries both longitudinal and transverse parts of AM and the barycenter of the field has a transverse shift owing to the spin and orbital Hall effect of light. When one half of the input beam possesses spin and orbital AM, σ and l, and the other half with -σ and -l, a pure transverse AM is generated in the focal field, accompanying a shift of the field barycenter in the transverse plane that depends on σ and l.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: March 3, 2014

Wenguo Zhu and Weilong She, "Transverse angular momentum and transverse barycenter shift of a focused light field due to nonuniform input angular momentum," Opt. Lett. 39, 1337-1340 (2014)

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