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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1–3

Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 1-3 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000001


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Abstract

We show theoretically and demonstrate experimentally that highly absorbing particles can be trapped and manipulated in a single highly focused Gaussian beam. Our studies of the effects of polarized light on such particles show that they can be set into rotation by elliptically polarized light and that both the sense and the speed of their rotation can be smoothly controlled.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, "Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization," Opt. Lett. 23, 1-3 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-1-1

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