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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 477–479

Structure and scaling of helical modes of light

Steven Sundbeck, Ilya Gruzberg, and David G. Grier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 477-479 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000477


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Abstract

Modes of light that contain topological defects such as screw dislocations can be focused into optical traps with interesting and useful properties. The way in which the intensity distribution within helical modes of light varies with topological charge is discussed, and new scaling predictions for their radial profiles that are consistent with experimental observations are introduced.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

Citation
Steven Sundbeck, Ilya Gruzberg, and David G. Grier, "Structure and scaling of helical modes of light," Opt. Lett. 30, 477-479 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-5-477


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